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BTS members to serve mandatory military service

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 03: (L-R) V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope of BTS attend the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

K-Pop group BTS is going on a hiatus to serve their mandatory service in the South Korean Army.

Military service is mandatory in South Korea, where almost all able-bodied men are required to serve in the army for 18 months by the time they are 28-years-old.

According to reports the group is expected to get back together in 2025.

The country’s defense minister said in August that BTS might still be able to perform overseas while serving in the military, the Reuters news agency reported.