Every South Korean male citizen must enlist in the military enlistment for two years or less. Even actors and celebrities have to enlist in the military. However, the fans can have the worst times when their favorite actors and celebrities have to bid goodbye to them for more than two years. However, there are many instances where celebrities can be exempted from the military. This can happen when the celebrity has suffered a major injury or isn’t suitable to serve in the military because of other causes. Here is the list of the top 10 Korean Actors exempted from the military.
1. Yoo Ah
In The Hellbound actor Yoo Ah In was exempted from serving in the military. The reasons for his exemption were genuine and serious. He had a tumor in his bones. He went through several medical examinations to detect the cause and reasons for how he had a tumor in his bones. After confirming the gravity of the situation, he was declared unfit for military service.
2. Jo Jung Suk
Jo Jung Suk was exempted from the military due to his unstable financial condition. When his father died in 2000, he became the sole bread earner in his family. He had to take care of his mother and has to quit his studies. He started doing musicals which were his passion also to provide for his family.
3. Park Hae Jin
From Now On, Showtime! Actor Park Hae Jin was exempted from serving in the military on the pretext of his mental health. It was stated that he had been suffering from depression since childhood. It was also mentioned that he has social phobia which disallows him to blend with other people. He was exempted from the military in 2004.
4) Jung Woo Sung
Jung Woo Sung couldn’t serve in the military because of his poor academic background. The law until 2020 was that one should have a high school diploma to serve in the army. Jung Woo Sung had to drop out of high school, so he couldn’t serve in the military. He lacked the required educational and academic qualifications.
5. Seo In Guk
Seo In Guk has to drop out of his military service after four days of joining. While fulfilling his duties, he suffered a major injury to his ankles. Later, it was found that he was diagnosed with Osteochondritis dissecans. This is a joint condition that prevents one from serving serious duties. As a result, he was given a 5 health rating and that led to his exemption from the military.
6. Kim Woo Bin
Kim Woo Bin has to take four years of hiatus after he was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal cancer. As cancer progressed, Kim Woo Bin’s condition worsens and he couldn’t even complete his projects. He had to get admitted to the hospital. Kim Woo Bin was exempted due to his unstable and poor health condition.
7. Lee Hee Jun
Lee Hee Jun is one of those actors, who got the military exemption because of his health. He suffered thyroid damage after meeting with an unfortunate accident. He was then at the time of joining the military declared unfit for the military. He recently appeared in the latest Netflix series Vincenzo as a cameo.
8. Woo Hyun
The actor Woo Hyun is one of the known faces in Korean Dramas. He was also exempted from the military on the pretext of his contribution to South Korea. He was also imprisoned for participating in the Gwanju Democracy Movement. As he served in the prison, the SK government compensated him by exempting him from the military.
9. Bae Yong Jun
When someone has to serve in the military, they should have the following requirements including the right body weight and good eyesight. Unfortunately, the actor Bae Yong Jun did not meet the requirements for the required eyesight. As a result, he was excused and exempted from military service. One should have brilliant and good eyesight to serve in the military properly.
10. Shin Hyun Joon
When someone has to serve in the military, they should have the following requirements including the right body weight and good eyesight. Unfortunately, the actor Shin Hyun Joon did not meet the requirements for the required eyesight. As a result, he was excused and exempted from military service. One should have brilliant and good eyesight to serve in the military properly.