Ex Big Bang member Seungri reportedly enlisting on March 9

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Posted at Mar 05 2020 07:16 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Seungri, the former member of Korean boy group Big Bang, will reportedly start his mandatory military service on March 9.

According to The Korea Herald, Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, will start his five-week training at the 6th Infantry Division in Cheorwon in Gangwon province.

However, due to the coronavirus disease outbreak in South Korea, enlistment ceremonies have been suspended.

The 29-year-old Lee received his notification of mandatory service last month. This, amid the ongoing trial on several charges, which include activities related to gambling and prostitution.

With his enlistment, the trial will be handed over to the Korean military court system.

Lee will be in uniform for 18 months and 7 days, and is expected to be discharged by Sept. 16, 2021.

Formerly the youngest member of Big Bang, Lee announced his retirement from the entertainment industry in March 2019 following allegations he solicited prostitutes for investors for his businesses.

He was supposed to start his mandatory military service last year but was delayed due to the consequent court trial.

Lee has denied all allegations.