|Lee Seung-gi salutes in front of a poster that reads "At long last, The king returns," made by his official fan club, to celebrate his discharge from the military in Jeongpyeong-gun, North Chungcheong Province on Tuesday. / Yonhap|
By Chyung Eun-ju
Singer and actor Lee Seung-gi was discharged from his mandatory military service at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
Lee, 31, held a special event for 400 fans in the military camp at Jeongpyeong-gun, North Chungcheong Province.
|Lee Seung-gi shakes hands with fans who came to see his discharge from the mandatory military service. / Yonhap|
"Thank you for coming so early in the morning and preparing placards," he said. "I am worried my fans will catch a cold. There are fans that came from abroad, thank you so much."
"Even as I am receiving my discharge notice and my soldier badge, it does not feel real. I think once I return home it will sink in.
"I could safely complete my military duty thanks to your love and support for a year and nine months."
He said his time in the military was "one of my best moments" and that he would "work really hard, now that I am back."
|Lee shows his military service completion certificate to fans after being discharged. Behind the star, fans hold a banner saying "Congratulation on Lee Seung-gi's Discharge. Movie ‘Marital Harmony' Coming Soon." / Yonhap|
"Marital Harmony," a movie in which Lee starred before enlisting, is set to be released soon. He is also in talks to star in a fantasy drama "Hwayugi" on tvN.
Lee debuted as a singer in 2004 and has appeared in various TV dramas, films and TV entertainment shows, including "One Night, Two Days" on KBS.