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G-Dragon enters the basic training camp at Cheorwon, Gangwon Province. (Yonhap/-)
G-Dragon has been accused of receiving preferential treatment while in the military.
On Monday, a local media outlet reported that the Big Bang front man, who is currently serving in the army, has been hospitalized in an Army Hospital in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province, since June 19 suffering from ankle pain.
The problem is, according to the report, that the room he is using is a private first-class one specifically for colonels, inaccessible even to majors and lieutenants. His room is also equipped with an air conditioner, a TV and a fridge while rooms for other soldiers, usually for four, six, or eight people, are devoid of such facilities.
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The report also pinpointed the flexibility of visiting hours applied to G-Dragon’s room. Normally, visitors can only visit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the hospital, but it has been reported that someone who looks like the artist’s manager was spotted at his room after 5 p.m. He will be leaving the hospital on the 28th.
G-Dragon’s agency YG Entertainment hasn’t released any official statement on the controversy, while the hospital also stated that there’s nothing it can comment on the issue.
G-Dragon enlisted on Feb. 27 as an active soldier in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province. He will be discharged on Nov. 26, 2019.