The world's biggest boy band BTS will be abandoning their "army" of fans to join the South Korean military for national service, their agents have said.
The confirmation ends years of debate over whether the K-pop stars might be exempt from military duties.
In South Korea, all able-bodied men aged 18-28 must serve about two years.The seven BTS members had been allowed to put off starting their military service until they turn 30.
Exemption - the action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.
Able bodied - fit and healthy; not physically disabled
Undergo - experience or be subjected to (something, typically something unpleasant or arduous).
Threat - a person or thing likely to cause damage or danger.
Source: BBC News