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Posted by germainej 13 days ago

EXO's Baekhyun to fulfill military duty as social service worker due to health issues

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EXO's Baekhyun will be fulfilling his mandatory military service as a social service worker due to health issues.

Baekhyun previously announced to fans he'd be enlisting for military duties on his birthday, May 6, and he's since received some backlash after it was revealed he'd be serving as a social service worker instead of as an active-duty soldier. On April 13, Dispatch reported he was exempted from active-duty due to hypothyroidism.

Baekhyun submitted his medical records from the past year, and after review, the Military Manpower Administration ruled he was not fit to serve active-duty as he was on medication for more than 6 months and he scored the lowest grade in terms of health. As a public service worker, he'll be returning home after 6PM KST daily from the military base after his 3 weeks of basic training.

It's reported Baekhyun has been suffering from hypothyroidism since high school, and his throat and face can swell up if the condition worsens.

In other news, Baekhyun recently made his solo comeback with "Bambi".

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looveLess6,603 pts 13 days ago 4
13 days ago

Can't believe he still got backlash after the doctors and military facility said yes, that says a lot about korea I guess

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vavd1391972031,936 pts 13 days ago 4
13 days ago

Thyroid conditions are not to be taken lightly, I can vouch for it! It can lead to brittle bones in extreme hypothyroidism cases and chronic fatigue. Who knew the SK military would turn out to be a more human employer than his original one!

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