G-Dragon out of hospital, hoo-ha over alleged preferential treatment

G-Dragon, who enlisted for mandatory military service on Feb 27, will be discharged from the army on Nov 26 next year.
G-Dragon, who enlisted for mandatory military service on Feb 27, will be discharged from the army on Nov 26 next year. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SEOUL - Big Bang frontman G-Dragon has returned to his military base amid controversy over special treatment he allegedly received at a military hospital.

His management agency YG Entertainment said the singer, who had been receiving treatment for an ankle injury at the Army Hospital in Yangju, returned to his base last week.

The news came about a week after a local media outlet reported that he had been warded in a room normally used by higher-ranking soldiers.

Visiting hours were also reportedly not enforced for him.

But the Ministry of National Defence clarified that the room can be used by any solider if the circumstances warranted it. In the case of G-Dragon, he was separated from other soldiers to prevent chaos at the hospital.

According to YG, he had been suffering from an ankle injury sustained from frequent world tours.

G-Dragon, who enlisted for mandatory military service on Feb 27, will be discharged on Nov 26 next year.