KEY POINTS

  • Kim, known professionally as L, enlisted into the marine corps on Feb. 22
  • He began his career as a vocalist in the band "INFINITE"
  • Kim recorded a special video to address his fans before his enlistment

Singer Kim Myung Soo has officially joined South Korea's marine corps to complete his mandatory military services, his agency confirmed Monday. 

Kim, known professionally as L, enlisted into the marine corps Monday. The singer addressed his fans through a heartfelt video recording before embarking on his new journey.

His agency, 2sang Management, confirmed the singer will be undergoing five weeks of basic training before beginning his active service, according to Allkpop.

The 28-year-old idol started his career in music as a vocalist and visual of the K-pop band "INFINITE," which debuted under Woollim Entertainment in 2010. Despite leaving his previous agency in August 2019, he continues to be a member of the boy band.

He ventured into acting and made his small screen debut in 2011, and has established himself as a prominent actor in the industry.

The singer-turned-actor has played the main lead in numerous popular dramas including his latest hit series "Royal Secret Agent," "Angel's Last Mission: Love," "Ms. Hammurabi," "Meow, the Secret Boy," and more.

On Sunday, Kim recorded a special video to address the fans and bid goodbye to them before his official enlistment.

"I will work hard and show you a good image when I return around August of next year. Please be healthy until that time,” he said. The singer also requested his fans to stay healthy and well while he's gone.

The actor also posted a selfie on his personal Instagram account with a caption that read "Remember US Part 1." Part 2 of this will be reportedly posted upon his return from the military.

He mentioned his social media accounts will continue to receive updates from his agency while he’s gone and asked fans to look forward to them if they start missing him. He also thanked them for their continued support.

Meanwhile, here is L’s first solo track titled "Memory," which he released on Feb. 3 as a gift to fans before his enlistment.