He considered leaving the show because of his back issues along with MBLAQ‘s plans to make a comeback soon, but Mir ultimately made the decision to rejoin the show.
MBC said, “Mir has decided to rejoin ‘Real Men’. He’ll be returning to the filming set tomorrow. His schedule was organized well, and he decided to stay on the show because of his own motivation.”
The new variety show features celebrities actually enlisting in the army and going through the same rigorous training that real soldiers receive. The 2nd episode aired on April 21 and enjoyed a rating of 9.9%.