Big Bang idol G-Dragon, who has been on compulsory military duty since February, was reportedly hospitalised again for 15 days due to chronic ankle problems.

The rapper got his assignment in April, and has been out of action for about 50 days.

His medical condition is the result of repetitive sprains which, if not treated properly, could hinder his ability to balance.

Seungri says he earns 1 per cent of the money G-Dragon does

According to media outlet Sportsworldi, the rapper entered an army hospital in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, on July 12 and left on July 27. The military confirmed that he had stayed in hospital.

The K-pop star had an ankle operation in May in Seoul and – which stirred a controversy as he allegedly received preferential treatment while recovering.

He was reportedly given a one-bed hospital room at an army hospital in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province, of the sort normally reserved for colonels.

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This article was originally written by Dong Sun-hwa for The Korea Times.