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Korean Singing Sensation Rain Leaves Pop Career Behind To Enter The Army!

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South Korean Pop Star Rain Performance Army

South Korean sensation Rain has left the microphones and groupies to serve his country — for two years anyways.

The decision wasn't made through free will, though. It's the law!

After the Korean War of 1950-1953, all able-bodied South Korean men are required to serve about two to three years.

Rain got away with it until now, and entered service at the older age of 29.

As he thanked his fans for ten years of love, who were all teary and waving goodbye banners, the singer gave a salute (pictured above) as he departed on his next adventure.

…as soon as the two years are up, he'll be back…but will his career be able to survive the publicity coma??

All able-bodied South Korean men are required to serve about two to three years, in a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War.

[Image via AP Images.]

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8 comments to “Korean Singing Sensation Rain Leaves Pop Career Behind To Enter The Army!”

  1. REPUB says – reply to this


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    it should be the law here as well then maybe some of you liberal pukes would have more respect for our country



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    Oh he won't be forgotten he has thousands of fan all over the world including here in North America. The same fans that voted him into the Times Top 100 TWICE. His "Clouds" will be waiting for him you can count on that.



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    Agreed Repub! Our youth would benefit from service to this country. There are way too many that feel entitled who haven't done sh$# for this country and would respect and appreciate it a lot more if they traveled and served our nation. Countries like Korea have it right. There is more to life than Dancing with the Stars, Coach bags and football scores.



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    Re: REPUB – Agreed!



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    Regarding Rain, his fans will wait for him and support his career in any way possible. I am his fan since Ninja Assassin and I fell in love with his charming personality so distant from Rayzo in Ninja Assassin, his beautiful music and amazing acting skills. I will miss him terribly during these two years but when he comes back to his career, Rain will come to the US to work in movies again, possibly with Richard Gere, who said he will wait two years to work with Rain. I know they will do a formidable duo because they can take any character they want to play. Also, Rain will release a new movie on January 2012 called Emergency: Close to the Sun. Now, regarding Obligatory Military Service I don't think it is a solution to our young population. This only should be obligatory when we are at war. What should be obligatory is that if you are not gonna study and get a career, then be trained by the state to do a job, any job. The government must provide ways to get people the skills to earn their living. They should promote that if you don't work or made an effort to get skills to do so then you don't receive any monetary help from the government.



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    OH. MY.GOD. i cannot believe how you made this out to sound like he didn't want to go.

    Yes it is the law, but in Korea it is also seen as something you are duty bound to do for your country. Most men are not only happy to go, but also keen to take the opportunity. They are proud of being able to serve their country. Go to allkpop.com and read about the other celebrities enlisting (there are many at the moment! some of them are the biggest stars at the moment too!! *Leeteuk/Heechul from Super Junior*) and you'll see that they are constantly being quoted as saying that they will do their fans and country proud, and hope to come back with more a more mature outlook on life.

    You've taken your own opinion about mandatory military service and projected it onto someone in the story. You didn't even bother checking what he had to say about it himself.



  7. 7

    Sounds like Bye Bye, Birdie! Lol



  8. 8

    Foolish indeed.