Following fellow BIGBANG member G-Dragon, Taeyang has also confirmed his military enlistment date.
On February 15, YG Entertainment confirmed reports that Taeyang is set to enlist as an active-duty soldier on March 12, 2018.
YG Entertainment had stated earlier in February that G-Dragon and Taeyang were waiting for their draft notices for active-duty service. Then, it was confirmed that G-Dragon’s enlistment date was set at February 27, with plans to have a quiet enlistment with no official farewell events.
Knowing that they would be enlisting this year, both Taeyang and G-Dragon opened up about their temporary hiatus with fans and made promises to meet again soon during their concert in December 2017. Since then, G-Dragon has been taking a break and resting. Meanwhile, Taeyang prepared for his wedding with Min Hyo Rin, and the two tied the knot on February 3.
G-Dragon and Taeyang will be the second and third members to begin their mandatory service, with T.O.P currently fulfilling his duties as a public service worker.