Several South Korean portals reported on Tuesday December 13, that BTS Suga could complete his military service as a civil servant. The rapper is the second oldest member of BTS and is set to join next year.
Suga was born in 1993 and will be 30 years old in March 2023. Jin, the oldest member of BTS, just turned 30 years old and officially started his military service on Tuesday December 13.
In 2019, the star was diagnosed with "left shoulder posterior labial tear", which means that his cartilage around his left shoulder joint was torn. The increase in pain and the inability to perform some movements led the idol to decide to undergo surgery to improve his quality of life and take care of his health.
Through a message to fans in 2020 via WeVerse, Suga said: “Since performing is part of my job, I tried to avoid surgery as much as I could and endured with rehabilitation and injections. However, I was scared because it got worse and worse every time I performed.”
According to the Edaily report, military authorities used Suga's shoulder surgery in 2020 as a justification. In some cases, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the severity of the injury, recruits may be discharged from full military service.
Despite this, the agency reported, “Even if they are assigned to public service, conscripts can go on active duty if they wish to serve in that way .”
Among terms of work, civil servants have the longest years of work. Active duty soldiers serve 18 months, while soldiers assigned to government offices must complete 24 months of service.
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Source: KoreaIN, Recreio