Actor Lee Min-ho starts military duty in Gangnam Ward Office

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This undated file photo is of South Korean actor Lee Min-ho. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, May 12 (Yonhap) — Actor Lee Min-ho began working at the Gangnam Ward office Friday, as a substitute for his mandatory military service.

Wearing a black mask and dressed in black pants and a grey jacket, he arrived at the office around 8:45 a.m. Hundreds of fans were waiting for him.

He was ordered to fulfill his duty as a public service worker due to the injuries he sustained in two car accidents in 2006 and 2011, according to his management agency MYM Entertainment.

He recently shared his encounters with soldiers on the front line during a press briefing for the MBC TV documentary “DMZ, the Wild,” for which he volunteered to narrate.

“I will serve my duty soon and I feel sad to say goodbye (to fans). I want to do one more job if possible, before I go,” he said.

jaeyeon.woo@yna.co.kr

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