Lee Jong Suk will be enlisting in the Korean military on March 8, 2019.

This is just one week after he wraps up his current drama, Romance Is A Bonus Book.

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Though this is sooner than expected, we all knew the actor had plans to enlist this year. During a press conference, he revealed, "I think I'll end up enlisting this year. That's why I have to finish this drama well. I wanted to show this to fans. It's my first time trying the romantic comedy genre. I received a lot of help from Lee Na Young so I'm filming well."

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In South Korea, the military enlistment law requires male citizens between ages 18 to 28 to perform mandatory service.

When he was 16, Jong Suk tore his ACL during a car accident, which "deemed unfit for service as an active duty soldier." So instead of active duty, he will be working instead as a public service agent.

Jong Suk will be discharged on January 2, 2021. Let the countdown begin! Meanwhile, here are a few photos to brighten up your day:

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Source: Soompi

With additional reporting by the Femalenetwork.com editors.

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.

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