Over 200 fans swarmed the army camp to see Song Joong Ki leave to serve his military duties. On August 27, Song Joong Ki entered the army through the reserve in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do.
Fans had been crowding the camp since morning, and press members also fought to find good spots to capture the actor′s last moments. A few hours later, Song Joong Ki himself appeared in a black t-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap. When asked by press to take off his hat, Song Joong Ki revealed for the first time his short hair.
"Thank you for coming so far to see me," he said. "I′ll come back soon. Don′t worry." Though his goodbye was short, he still promised that he would return soon.
Song Joong Ki is the first celebrity to enter the army after the PR agent policy was discontinued. He will serve on active duty. The actor debuted in 2008 through an Mnet variety show, and started acting with the film A Frozen Flower.