Ok Taec-yeon of boy band 2PM has been cleared for active duty but he will delay enlisting for his 21-month mandatory military service because of his busy workload and concert schedule.
The singer, who failed a previous medical exam in 2008 due to a herniated disk, took another examination on Thursday in Daegu and passed with flying colors, according to his agency JYP Entertainment.
The 25-year-old was apparently determined to see active duty, which explains his decision to retake the medical exam in the wake of two operations on his back in 2010 and 2012. Previously, he had only been deemed fit to perform a substitute service at public agencies.
JYP said Ok had an operation to remove metal pins from bones in his arm in order to pass the medical exam. The singer broke his arm during a recent concert in Japan.
"He will enlist in late 2015 or early 2016 due to his busy schedule," it added.