|EXO's Chen. Hankook Ilbo|
Chen, a member of K-pop boy band EXO, will join the military later this month to fulfill his mandatory military service, his agency said Friday.
The 28-year-old, whose legal name is Kim Jong-dae, is set to enlist Oct. 26, according to SM Entertainment, which did not elaborate further on the venue and schedule of his enlistment
"I will fulfill my duty with a fit mind and body so that I can come back and say hello as a more mature person," he said in a handwritten note posted on the fan community site Lysn.
Chen released a new single "Hello," Thursday.
He became the father of a daughter in April following a surprise marriage announcement in January. (Yonhap)