Junho, Who Recently Won The Baeksang Best Leading Actor Award, Recently Went Viral For A Gif Showing His Serious Injury Before His Military Enlistment.
On June 29, 2PM’s Lee Junho appeared as a guest on tvN TV program ” Yoo Quiz on the Block “. Having just been named Baeksang’s Best Leading Actor for his performance in the drama ” The Red Sleeve “, the singer-actor shared an honest story about his past and present.
The stifling moment when Junho suffered a serious shoulder injury attracted attention again. After the broadcast, a post about Junho’s decision to enlist as a public service worker instead of active duty, started trending in Korean online communities.
At that time, 2PM was well known for their masculine and strong image, so when Junho signed up as a public service worker, people drowned him in criticism, even accusing him of using his “celebrity privilege”. However, as explained in the post, Junho suffered a serious shoulder injury, which made him unable to serve on active duty.
The moment where Junho was injured released on a TV show in the past was also discussed, where he tried out high-level acrobatic moves for his group choreography while practicing with the other 2PM members. However, just as Junho jumped up and turned around, something went wrong, and he fell heavily, his shoulder hitting the floor.
Under the post, a fan commented, “Junho suffered a very serious injury, but continued to be responsible for falling after debut. He even performed in a wheelchair at a concert. His back and shoulders must have gone crazy.” Another fan added. “It was serious, but Junho also suffered another injury after that. Even though he broke his shoulder joint, he endured it with drugs and then underwent surgery.”
Meanwhile, Jun Ho’s agency, JYP Entertainment, announced in 2019, “Lee Junho suffered a serious injury to his right shoulder due to a serious accident that occurred during 2PM’s acrobatic practice, and was diagnosed with a spinal fracture.”
As a result, Junho received a 4th grade in the medical examination at the Military Manpower Administration and was deemed unfit for active duty. He was discharged from the military in March 2021, after fulfilling his military service as a social service worker.