It's been reported that Lee Min Ho and Kim Soo Hyun applied for an extension and both have been granted a one-year reprieve. The reason given may surprise you.

Previously we reported a list of Kdrama stars who may be leaving for their required military service this year. Many fans cried out when they saw their favorite names such as Lee Min Ho, Kim Soo Hyun, Jang Geun Suk, Kim Hyun Joon, etc.

However, according to new reports, Lee Min Ho and Kim Soo Hyun have just been granted a one-year postponement to their military service because of their work to promote Korean culture. Yes, promoting Korean culture is very important work! I would say it's crucial to world peace! I'm sure millions of fans would gladly eat kimchi and bulgogi while watching Kdrama to help promote Korean culture as well. Actually, maybe fans will have to eat a lot of fried chicken now that Lee Min Ho is the spokesperson for Korea's KyoChon fried chicken. Also, let's not forget the important contribution Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy are making in their romantic commercial.

Insiders who understand contract signings have also suggested that the big stars may not have to leave for military service for the next two years because of their recently signed contracts. I'm sure whatever is decided, the Korean military will have to consider what's fair to all eligible males over the age of 19. In the meantime, fans will rejoice with whatever extra time is given! We're definitely not complaining.