On July 7th, 2015, SM Entertainment confirmed that DBSK’s Chang-min would be enlisting to active duty sometime before the end of the year, promising a comeback as the complete two member DBSK after two years. On the same date, Chang-min applied to the Military Police to fulfill his compulsory national service. DBSK’s Yun-ho enlisted first on July 21st, 2015, as it was his last year to enlist.
The news about Chang-min’s enlistment surprised many fans, as he still had another two years until he had to enlist. Many are suggesting that he applied to the police forces in order to move his enlistment date up so that DBSK could make a comeback as soon as possible as a team.
DBSK’s Chang-min was inducted into the Republic of Korea Armed Forces as a conscripted policeman on November 19th, 2015. He enlisted in the army together with Super Junior’s Si-won. He received five weeks of basic training at the Chungnam Nonsan Military Training Camp and was the leader of his squad. He had completed his 21 months of mandatory service and was honorably discharged from the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on August 18th, 2017.
Despite being in the music industry since 2003, DBSK’s Chang-min just recently opened up an Instagram account, on January 30th, 2018. His first post was a photo of himself and he wrote: “Let’s start communicating.”
On his Instagram account, Chang-min has posted photos of his daily activities. He has also shared photos with other celebrities and channeled his photography hobby. Some posts in his Instagram account are as follows:
At the end of 2018, Chang-min made a donation of 50 million won to help children from low-income households ahead of Christmas. The donation was used to provide heating for 125 children.
At the beginning of January 2019, it is reported that DBSK’s Chang-min will be returning to I Live Alone. In his upcoming appearance, he will be traveling to Jeju Island with his close friend EXO’s Xiumin. The broadcast date for his upcoming episode has not been decided yet.
DBSK’s Chang-min latest Instagram post is a photo of a statue of Gundam.