AceShowbiz - G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri may soon follow in the footsteps of their Big Bang group mate T.O.P to head to mandatory military service. Unlike many other groups which send their members one at a time, the rest of the Big Bang members reportedly will all be enlisting next year.
According to various Japanese news outlets, G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri plan to enlist next year in the spring. While Daesung and Seungri have some time left before the deadline, they reportedly decide to enlist together with the older members so that Big Bang can come back together as a group as early as possible.
G-Dragon and Daesung have previously hinted that they would enlist in military next year. "I'm enlisting in the army next year. This could really be my last time. I'll be 32-33 years old when I get back, will you be okay with that?" the "Crooked" hitmaker, whose real name is Kwon Ji Yong, said at his recent "Act III: Motte" concert in Seoul.
Daesung, meanwhile, told fans during a concert in Japan back in August, "When I am done with promotions this year, I might have a long hiatus. But I think it's the best choice for Big Bang to have a new start."
Taeyang is also expected to begin his mandatory military service after completing the promotions for his third solo album "White Night".
T.O.P, who enlisted in February this year, lost his position as a policeman in the military after he was found unconscious after overdosing on anti-anxiety medication called benzodiazepines in June. He was later assigned reservist status and will complete his mandatory service as a public service worker.
The rest of the Big Bang members currently embark on solo activities. Showing his support for his group mate, Seungri recently crashed G-Dragon's concert at the Tokyo Dome. Acting like a crazed fan, he rushed to the stage and screamed at the top of his lungs, "I will see you all at the end of the year BIGBANG Dome tour! I will lose some weight by then so don't throw me away. Please wait for me, I will come back looking good!"
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G-Dragon then hugged him and hauled him offstage while laughing. The two also performed "Crooked" together.