“Is Lee Do-hyun actually enlisting”: Fans react as the actor’s agency responds to military enlistment reports

Featuring Lee Do-hyun (Image via idh_sky Instagram)
Lee Do-hyun (Image via idh_sky Instagram)

On February 2, South Korean media outlet JTBC News reported that actor Lee Do-hyun was preparing to enlist in the military in the first half of 2023. The outlet also stated that the actor will enlist after finishing filming for all his upcoming dramas, mainly The Glory and Bad Mom.

However, these reports have been denied by the actor's agency, Yuehua Entertainment, stating that nothing has been decided yet, and they will reveal if the actor will enlist or not.

The rising Korean actor has received immense love and support from fans for his projects such as 18 Again, The Glory, and more. However, after hearing rumors about his enlistment in the military, one fan tweeted:

“Is #LeeDoHyun is actually enlisting ??? Or is it just a rumour.. I feel like we just got him back after a year break tho”

Lee Do-hyun fans react to actor’s military enlistment news and his responsibility to look after his family

Lee Do-hyun has always been open about his military enlistment plans. The actor has also been candid about his personal life and ambitions. Ever since he wanted to become an actor and purchase things for his mother as well as take care of his brother, he has always been vocal about his aspirations.

In light of the latest news, fans are discussing how he has accomplished so much in life and is now finally ready to serve his country without any difficulties. Previously, the actor stated that he would be able to join the military after providing for his mother, who used to sell newspapers for a living and afford a living for his younger brother.

The actor has also previously shared how he wanted to reach 100 kgs after joining the military because he’s never weighed more than 80 kgs, explaining that after gaining that kind of weight, he will be able to play diverse characters and experience a new side of himself. The actor is constantly challenging himself by playing new roles and has been a good son and brother by fulfilling his responsibilities.

Despite speculation of his enlistment making rounds online, sources from the actor’s agency clarified the ongoing rumors surrounding the actor’s military enlistment and stated:

“Nothing has been decided. Since it is mandatory duty, we will immediately inform you once the enlistment period is decided."

The source also explained that the actor’s enlistment date is yet to be discussed. Lee Do-hyun, who was born in 1995, is currently 27 years old.

Fans have mixed reactions to the news regarding Lee Do-hyun's military enlistment. While some are elated that the actor isn’t going anytime soon, others feel he will soon enlist as the news is out regarding his military enlistment.

Check out some fan reactions below:

More about Lee Do-hyun

Lee Do-hyun is one of the rising actors in South Korea, whose career has been gaining momentum among international fans because of his hit dramas such as 18 Again, Sweet Home, Clean with Passion for Now, Prison Playbook, Youth of May, Hotel Del Luna, Melancholia, and The Glory.

The actor also snagged three Best New Actors for his role in the JTBC drama 18 Again, bagging awards at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards, 7th APAN Star Awards, and the 19th Korea First Brand Awards, thus showcasing his potential as an actor.

Lee Do-hyun is set to make his comeback with The Glory season 2 on March 10 and has been confirmed for the upcoming healing drama Bad Mom.

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