SEOUL, May 19 (Yonhap) -- Actor Lee Min-ho has been exempted from active military service required of all able-bodied South Korean men because of his medical history, his talent agency said Thursday.
The 28-year-old will instead work in the public service for about two years, MYM Entertainment said, adding it has not been decided when he will start the service.
The decision was made because he has screws in a leg he broke in a car accident in 2009.
Lee has recently filmed "Bounty Hunters," a South Korean-Chinese movie that will be released in July.
South Korea requires all capable men to serve in the military for about two years to counter threats from North Korea, with which it technically remains at war. The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty.