Though he was initially scheduled to enlist on August 10, his agency YG Entertainment has now announced there's been a change of plans. On August 4, the label stated, "Though Lee Jong Suk was recently called to enlist for the country, he's already signed on as the lead of a movie and drama. He doesn't think of his responsibility lightly, so it's been decided that his enlistment will be delayed."
Lee Jong Suk also stated, "I feel apologetic as I'm enlisting later than my peers, and I understand that it's something that I must do as a Korean man. I will faithfully fulfill my duty to defend the country. When my enlistment time comes, I'll be sure to tell my fans."
In other news, Lee Jong Suk's film 'V.I.P' premieres on the 24th, and his SBS drama 'While You Were Sleeping' is set to premiere in September.