Unseen pics of BTS’ J-Hope show him bonding with fellow soldiers during military service 

01 March,2024 01:41 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

J-Hope, who enlisted in the army as an active-duty soldier in April 2023, is seen enjoying his time in the military.

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South Korean boy band BTS member J-Hope, who is currently serving in the military, is seen enjoying his time in the mandatory service. A series of unseen pictures of the idol have gone viral on social media which show him bonding with his fellow soldiers. J-Hope looks happy as he smiles ear-to-ear and poses by making a peace sign with his fingers. Check out the pictures below.

J-Hope, who enlisted in the army as an active-duty soldier in April 2023, is seen enjoying his time in the military. He is currently working as an instructor at the training battalion in Gangwon Province, as reported by allkpop.com. J-Hope is expected to complete his military service by October 2024.

For those unversed, the decision by BTS to enlist in the military helped avert a sticky situation for South Korea's government. Military service is compulsory for all able-bodied males under 30 years old. The current system allows for some exceptions on the grounds of exceptional service to the country. Some top athletes and classical musicians have been excused on this basis, but pop artists have not.

Big Hit had said in a statement, "We ask you for your continued love and support for J-hope until he completes his military service and safely returns. Our company will spare no effort in providing support for our artist."

On the work front, J-Hope's upcoming solo album titled 'Hope on the Street Vol.1', which he worked on before his enlistment, is set to drop next month. It comprises six tracks and features collaborations with popular artistes such as Yoon Mirae, Gaeko from Dynamic Duo, Jungkook, and Huh Yunjin from LE SSERAFIM.

It highlights J-hope's story and love for dancing as he begins a new journey in his 12th year since debut, returning to his dancer roots. Accompanied by his former instructor, the popping champion Boogaloo Kin, J-hope explores the streets of Osaka, Seoul, Paris, New York, and Gwangju, meeting inspiring street dancers along the way, read a statement.

'Hope On The Street' will be out on Prime Video on March 28. Episodes will be released weekly every Thursday and Friday.

(With inputs from IANS, ANI)

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