Actor Kim Soo-hyun will be joining the military next month to fulfill his mandatory military service.

All able-bodied South Korean men must serve in the military for approximately two years. Kim’s agency has confirmed the popular star will enlist as an active-duty soldier on October 23 adding that he wishes to enlist quietly without a fan event or press conference.

After completing his five weeks of basic training at the army recruit training center, Kim will be serving in the military for 21 months.