BIGBANG's T.O.P. Just Started His Military Service

We'll miss you, oppa!
PHOTO: Instagram/xxxibgdrgn

BIGBANG will be one member short as T.O.P. is scheduled to enter the army today. As the oldest member of the K-Pop boyband, T.O.P. will be enlisting in the military for a 21-month mandatory service in a secluded area in rural South Korea.

The 29-year-old Korean rapper confirmed the news yesterday as he posted a series of pictures on Insta debuting his significantly shorter locks:

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Here he is smoking what is probably his last cigarette before entering the service, with the caption: "Good bye Seoul":

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T.O.P. got one last farewell from his band member G-Dragon who posted this emotional pic of the two of them:


Korean men are expected to join the army any time from their 20th birthday until they turn 38. Korean celebs, however, have a trend to enlist before they turn 30—just like T.O.P. who will be celebrating his 30th birthday in November.

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T.O.P.'s departure hits the band hard as each of the four remaining members will be turning 30 years old in the next three years: Taeyang and G-Dragon in 2018, Daesung in 2019, and Seungri in 2020. 

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