Yoo Seung Ho Enters the Army in Secret
Yoo Seung Ho secretly entered the army without telling anyone until he was already gone, catching everyone by surprise.
The actor entered army training on March 5 through Chuncheon. His goodbyes were said through a post and a video he left on his fan cafe.
In the video, Yoo Seung Ho was shown with hair already cropped short army style.
"I′ve come to enter the army on March 5 without telling anyone," he said. "I′ll be saying goodbye through this video. I′ll take care."
"I′m sorry I′ve entered the army without letting [my fans] know of the date," he wrote in the post. "I just thought going quietly would be the best way to avoid causing an inconvenience to the other men of the armed forces."
He added, "I′ve become stressed while acting for over 10 years, so I thought I would like to leave behind my repetitive life for a change. I wanted to experience something new."
He then said goodbye, saying, "I′ll work hard during my two years of service and I′ll see you after I′m released. Please don′t forget about me until then!"
Yoo Seung Ho was accompanied by only the head of his agency and his family as he entered. The news that he had entered the army was posted late in the afternoon after he had already gone.
He had already previously expressed his wishes to enter the army quietly.
One official had said, "Yoo Seung Ho wants to fulfill his services at the age every other man does. He′s worried it′ll make too big an issue when he′s merely doing what he′s supposed to. He will be entering the army quietly."
Yoo Seung Ho was loved as a child actor since 2000, through such pieces as Stickleback, Master of Study, Arang and the Magistrate, The Way Home and Blind. Most recently he established himself as an adult actor through the MBC drama I Miss You.