May 13, 2015 12:28
Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong started his 21-month compulsory military service on Tuesday.
He was seen off by superstar Bae Yong-joon, who heads his management agency KeyEast, but there was no press briefing or farewell to fans.
Earlier the agency, apparently conscious of an assault scandal involving Kim, said no official events would take place. It added Kim asked for a low-key approach so as not to cause a nuisance to other new conscripts.
Kim's ex-girlfriend filed an assault charge against him last year. In February there were reports that he was reunited with her as she was pregnant. But on Monday a local paper quoted her as saying that she had been pregnant before suing him and the assault caused her to miscarry.
He completes his military service in February 2017.
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