Super Junior's Ryeowook has postponed his mandatory military enlistment. The 28-year-old, who was scheduled to join his conscripted policemen service from 14 June, will now be enrolling at a later date due to his overseas schedule.
Ryeowook's agency, SM Entertainment has issued an official press note elaborating the reason behind the delay. The company stated: "Ryeowook had finished up his solo album and DJ activities and was focusing on Super Junior's overseas fan meetings while preparing to enlist. However, there have been sudden changes to the management of the team. Thus his enlistment date has been postponed in order to keep his promise with fans in South America."
The statement further read that the singer will immediately resume the services after completing his prior engagements. The press note quoted: "After completing his Super Junior overseas schedules, Ryeowook is hoping to enlist right away. He plans on enlisting as an active-duty soldier as soon as the enlistment date is confirmed and will faithfully fulfill his military duty."
Meanwhile, Ryeowook, who became one of the first Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps, announced his military enlistment in March 2016. While the singer did not reveal his enlistment location and time, it is stated that the Super Junior artist was to receive basic military training for five weeks before moving to serve as an active-duty soldier for 21 months.