Actor and singer Lee Seung-gi has completed his military service and was discharged on Tuesday, October 31.
The 30-year-old actor was met by hundreds of fans as he emerged in uniform from an army camp in Jeungpyeong, North Chungcheong Province in South Korea.
He enlisted in the Korean army on February 1, 2016, and served for 21 months as all Korean males are required by the government to do their military service.
Lee Seung-gi, who starred in TV dramas such as "Nonstop 5," "My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox," "The King 2 Hearts" and "Gu Family Book," told the media that he could not believe that he has already completed his mandatory duty.
"During my service, I lived with countless imaginations in my head about what I would do or what I would want to do once I was discharged, but now that I've actually been discharged, I don't have any particular thoughts in my head," he said.
He added, "Even right now, receiving my discharge notice and my soldier badge and being in front of you all, doesn't feel quite real. I think that once I return home and greet my parents, and take some time to let it sink in, that's when I'll be able to accept the reality of it."
Lee Seung-gi thanked fans and fellow soldiers, saying, "All in all, I was able to return safely without any injuries thanks to your love and support this past year and nine months, and I was able to receive a lot of good energy in the special forces."
He revealed that he's planning to make his comeback in the entertainment industry soon with projects. "Thank you to all who came out this morning, and before my discharge, there were several rumors about me being a stake in the military, or that I will not be discharged, etc, and I am thankful that people waited for me that much; I will prepare hard so that I can respond to that anticipation. Thank you."