Chin Chinawut, famous singer and actor, cried on national television yesterday after he was drawn to serve in the military for two years.
After being exempt for six years, the 27-year-old superstar was surprised with a military duty call yesterday after his exemption plea was rejected, causing Chin to abruptly withdraw from two upcoming television dramas and a movie.
Chin has been exempt due to an injury from a bicycle accident nine years ago which left his wrist broken. The actor still has a metal plate in his arm.
However, yesterday, the military decided Chin was healthy and eligible to serve in the military. Since he failed to attend his mandatory conscription two years ago, Chin was automatically recruited without getting a chance to draw a card.
An unexpected surprise, the superstar cried as he spoke to reporters.
“It’s not that I don’t wanna serve. I’m just worried about my family,” he said through tears, explaining that he is the main provider for his family.
Chin is scheduled to start his duty on May 1, Kapook reported.
Another famous superstar to attend the conscription this year was Pirath “Mike” Nitipaisankul, who was exempt for asthma amidst doubt amongst commenters on social media.