BY Adrienne Stanley | Mar 04, 2015 09:57 AM EST
On March 4, C-Jes Entertainment confirmed that Kim Jaejoong would depart from entertainment to begin his mandatory military service on March 31.
As reported by Sports Donga, the representative confirmed his enlistment date and stated, “Jaejoong recently received an enlistment notice for March 31. He will spend the remaining time with his fans.”
Several events were scheduled prior to the announcement of his military enlistment.
Jaejoong organized a domestic fan meeting that is scheduled for March, including a special appearance for international fans on March 14.
His dedication to his legions of supporters is also demonstrated through two concerts which will be held in Seoul on March 28 and 29. The two-day engagement was given the apropos title, 2015 Kim Jaejoong Concert In Seoul-The Beginning of the End.
The acting idol, who is popularly known as Jaejoong, debuted as a member of TVXQ.
From 2003 through 2010, he performed as the lead singer of the group, before departing with Yoochun and Junsu to form JYJ.
In 2014, the members of JYJ celebrated their 10-year anniversary with the release of the album “Just Us.”
He continued to be an integral part of JYJ, leading the trio into a new musical era. In 2013, he dropped his first solo extended play album followed by the critically acclaimed studio release, “WWW.”
His notable drama roles include the fastidious corporate officer Cha Mu Won in the 2011 office comedy, “Protect the Boss.” Kim presented balance in the drama, serving as a serious character amidst the jumbled insanity of Ji Sung’s Cha Ji Heon.
He followed his role in “Protect the Boss” with the 2012 period series “Dr. Jin” and the 2014 melodrama “Triangle.” In “Triangle,” he embraced challenging action sequences with ZE:A’s Siwan, while honing his craft through the scenes with veteran film star, Lee Beom Soo.
“Triangle” served as a catalyst for his recent action-packed drama, “Spy.” The final episode of “SPY” will air on KBS2 on March 6.
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