Kevin Oh, who is married to Gong Hyo-jin, enlisted in the military at the age of 33. His agency revealed that he was eligible for enlistment due to his dual Korean and American citizenship, and he did not renounce his American citizenship to enlist.
Kevin Oh’s agency issued an official statement to a Korean media outlet, clarifying that the reports about him giving up his American citizenship are false. The statement emphasized that Kevin Oh held dual American and Korean nationality, which made him eligible for military service.
According to Kevin Oh’s side, he enlisted in the military to fulfill his service obligations since he was eligible. They also mentioned that he quietly enlisted last month.
There were some reports suggesting that Kevin Oh renounced his American citizenship to enlist, but that’s actually not true.
Kevin’s agency shared that Kevin made the decision to enlist in the military to broaden his musical opportunities in Korea and to have a stable family life with his wife. He expressed gratitude towards Korea for providing him with the chance to live and pursue a new musical journey.
Kevin also conveyed through his company that he plans to continue creating good music that brings warmth to his fans and many others.
Kevin Oh quietly enlisted in the military last December and left a heartfelt message, expressing his well wishes for everyone’s physical and mental health. Recognizing it as a natural duty as a citizen of the Republic of Korea, he made sure to inform the public about his enlistment in advance.
Kevin also humbly asked for his fans’ understanding and support, acknowledging that he enlisted without informing them directly.