Updates on MBLAQ’s Mir: Reunion with Thunder and His Life After Getting Discharged From the Military



Learn More About MBLAQ’s Mir

Mir is a South Korean singer, dancer, and actor. His real name is Bang Cheol-yong but he is better known by his stage name Mir. He is a rapper and the youngest member of the boy band MBLAQ.

MBLAQ (an acronym for Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality) is a South Korean boy band created by South Korean entertainer Rain under J. Tune Camp. The group comprises Seungho, G.O, and Mir, and ex-members Lee Joon and Thunder who left the group in 2014. The group debuted on October 14th, 2009, with the release of their debut single album, Just BLAQ.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with updates on MBLAQ’s Mir: his reunion with Thunder and his life after getting discharged from the military. So, stay tuned!

Details About Mir’s Military Service


In 2015, MBLAQ made a comeback with the EP Mirror which was their first comeback as a three-member group, after the departure of Thunder and Joon from the group.

And in 2016, Mir shocked fans by his sudden news of military enlistment. He enlisted for his mandatory military service on July 14th, 2016, and was discharged in July 2018. Mir announced the shocking news about his military enlistment through MBLAQ’s official fan cafe.


Many of his fans were surprised by his sudden announcement. He wrote a letter to the fans, saying, “The admission date for training has been set as July 14th. The suddenness of this announcement might take a lot of you by surprise so I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you earlier. All Korean men must enlist when it’s their time and I’ve accepted that mine has come. Please don’t worry too much about me.”

Mir also thanks his fans for their love and support and promises to become a more mature person the next time when he returns from the military.

His Life After Getting Discharged From Military


It has been a long time since the last time we heard news about MBLAQ’s Mir. Last year, he was discharged from his mandatory military enlistment. Mir updated fans on what he has been doing since his military discharge.

On February 12th, Mir appeared as a guest on Video Star. A host of the show, Park So-hyun asked Mir about the reason he has not made a comeback after his discharge. To this question, Mir explained, “When I was a public service worker, I worked at an elderly center. At the time, the senior citizens told me that I should quit my career as a singer and study. They said it so much that I understood the importance of studying. I’m studying social welfare at the moment.”


As for what he has been doing up until now, Mir said that he has not been able to make a comeback because he has been helping his parents with their farm in Jangseong County in South Jeolla Province. His dream is to earn a lot of money and buy all the land in Jangseong County to farm.

Reunion with Former Bandmate, Thunder


It has been five years since Thunder departed from MBLAQ. On February 12th, for the first time, Mir and Thunder reunited in the variety show Video Star and opened up about their history. Mir and Thunder talked about their relationship since Thunder and Lee Joon left MBLAQ in December 2014.


The MC of the show, Park Na-rae, asked them about their debut with MBLAQ and why they did not contact each other for five years after Thunder and Joon left MBLAQ in 2014. Mir explained that he was really young at the time and was really hurt about the fact that MBLAQ became a trio. It took a long time for him to calm his emotions. 

While Thunder said that he tried to contact Mir many times, however, he had changed his phone number at the time. The MC of the show suggested that the two former members hold hands, make up, and exchange numbers. They stood at the front of the set and held hands.


Thunder also said that five years have passed and he didn’t know that Mir’s feelings were hurt. To this, Mir revealed that he is a timid person and easily gets scared. His feelings were hurt at that time and he was hiding. They both then agreed to meet up often and have a drink together. 

Mir Opens a YouTube Channel!


It looks like many Korean celebrities have started having a personal YouTube account. Likewise, MBLAQ’s Mir also started his own personal YouTube and shares with his fans what he has been up to nowadays.

From his first-ever uploaded video on his YouTube Channel 미르방- MIRBANG, he writes on the description box, “Hello everyone! I’m so excited and anxious about uploading my first video. I know it’s lacking a lot but please be understanding and give me lots of advice. If my video can help you smile and brighten your day a bit then that’s great. Thank you so much for watching!! Please come back often!!”

Through his YouTube, he shares about his farm and more videos about his activities and he also shares about his future plans and his return to the entertainment world.

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Fans of MBLAQ’s can know what is Mir doing nowadays through his personal YouTube channel.

Mir is also going to be the MC of the wedding ceremony of MBLAQ’s G.O and actress Choi Ye Seul. G.O and Choi Ye Seul will be tying the knot after approximately two years of dating. The wedding ceremony will be held in late September. G.O also would like to ask the MBLAQ members to sing one of MBLAQ’s songs titled “Beautiful” together as his congratulatory song.

That was all the information and the updates on MBLAQ’s Mir: his reunion with Thunder and his life after getting discharged from the military. Please, don’t forget to kindly share your thoughts in the comment section below!