On a recent episode of JTBC’s Knowing Bros, group 2PM made a guest appearance on the show. Fans were particularly touched after hearing why Taecyeon gave up his permanent residency in the U.S. to enlist in the Korean military.
As all members have completed their military service, they talked about various stories about the military. Taecyeon commented, “I ate a lot because there was a lot to eat at the military. My muscles continued to grow and I reached 99 kg (~218 lbs). I have currently lost about 18 kg (~39 lbs).”
Min Kyung Hoon asked, “What was your reason for giving up your U.S. permanent residency to enlist in the military?” To this, Taecyeon replied, “Having promoted a long time, I received love from so many people. I felt that this was an obligation that I had to do.” He added, “When we had concerts in the U.S., I used to be able to just go, but now I have to stop by the embassy and do an interview to get a visa.”
Back in 2017, Taecyeon gave up his U.S. permanent residency and voluntarily enlisted in the Korean military.