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!
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.]