It is frequently hard to imagine Korean celebrities, where they are highly regarded as having health issues. Beyond the glitz and glamour, though, several Korean stars have struggled with some of the most terrible medical conditions. So, if you are interested in knowing about your favorite celebrity, below are the top 10 Korean celebrities who underwent the worst medical conditions.
Min Yoon-gi, also known as Suga and Agust D, is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 9 March 1993. He is 30 years old. He is a member of the boy band BTS. Agust D, his debut solo mixtape, was first made available in 2016 and then again in 2018 via digital download and streaming services. It peaked at number three on the Billboard World Albums Chart. After receiving an appendicitis diagnosis, he had surgery. After being released from the hospital on 17 December, he was readmitted on 26 December because of inflammation at the surgical site. As such, he missed out on year-end music festivals. In December 2016, he suffered an ear injury after tripping over a door threshold. In compliance with medical advice, he took a week off choreography and performance. Following surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder in November 2020, he announced that he would be taking a hiatus from all promotional activities in order to give himself enough time to heal completely. He resumed his career in January 2021, making his stage debut alongside BTS at the 35th Golden Disc Awards.
Park Ji-min, also known as Jimin, is a South Korean singer and dancer. He was born on 13 October 1995. He is 28 years old. He is a member of the boy band BTS. Three of Jimin's solo releases under the BTS name, "Lie" (2016), "Serendipity" (2017), and "Filter" (2020), have all made an appearance on South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart. Due to shoulder and neck cramps, Jimin was unable to take part in the Macau show during BTS's Wings Tour in 2017. A Big Hit Entertainment statement stated that he had to cancel the band's appearance on The Graham Norton Show the following year because of "severe muscle pain in his neck and back" while on the Love Yourself World Tour in London.
3. Kim Woo-Bin
Kim Woo-bin is a South Korean actor, singer, and model. He was born on 16 July 1989. His first role was as a runway model, and he debuted as an actor in the TV series White Christmas. His agency declared in May 2017 that he would be placed on leave following his nasopharyngeal cancer diagnosis. He then returned to the big screen in 2022 with the sci-fi action movie Alienoids, as well as the TV shows Our Blues and Black Knight.
4. Shin Dong-Wook
Shin Dong-Wook is a South Korean actor. He was born on 14 September 1982. He is 41 years old. His leading parts in Soulmate and Cloud Stairs, as well as his supporting work in War of Money, are what made him most famous. Shin's six-year public disappearance occurred in 2011 when he was declared to have complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), an uncommon chronic illness that causes excruciating pain episodes for which there is no known cause or treatment. This diagnosis resulted in Shin's early release from mandatory military duty. Shin appeared as a guest on the Radio Star on May 24, 2017.
5. Park So-dam
Park So-dam is a South Korean actress. She was born on 8 September 1991. She is 32 years old. She gained widespread recognition for her roles in the television series Cinderella with Four Knights and Record of Youth, as well as the 2015 film The Priests. Her performance in the critically acclaimed Korean comedy thriller Parasite in 2019 brought her recognition on a global scale. On 13 December 2021, it was disclosed that Park So-dam had undergone surgery under the medical staff's assessment after being diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer during a routine check-up. Park's primary focus will be on getting well. Park's agency verified on 7 February 2022 that Park had only recently recovered from COVID-19.
6. Jung Il-woo
Jung Il-woo is a South Korean actor. He was born on 9 September 1987. In 2006, Jung made his screen debut in the thriller The World of Silence in a small role. In the historical drama The Return of Iljimae, he played a young warrior fighting injustice in his first significant role. In August 2006, Jung was involved in a serious car accident while riding in the backseat with fellow actor and childhood friend Lee Min-ho, who was also seriously injured in the incident. The two friends who were riding in the front of the car were lost. He suffered from partial amnesia, which made him forget certain aspects of his past. He notes that he uses pictures to help him remember things because he can recall faces but not always where he met them. He was diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm in November 2016. After completing the third vaccination dose, Jung's positive COVID-19 test result was confirmed.
7. Kim Soo-Hyun
Kim Soo-Hyun is a South Korean actor. He was born on 16 February 1988. He is one of South Korea's highest-paid actors. On October 23, 2017, Kim started his mandatory military service. Since he had previously had surgery to treat a cardiac condition, he was expected to perform public service instead of active duty. Nevertheless, he willingly underwent re-examinations and was ultimately cleared to engage in combat.
8. Moon Geun-young
Moon Geun-young is a South Korean actress. She was born on 6 May 1987. She is 36 years old. After starting to model at ten, Moon debuted as a child actress in 1999. Her portrayal of the youthful Eun-suh in the wildly successful television drama series Autumn in My Heart was the first thing that made her famous. Moon's arm muscle pain was diagnosed as compartment syndrome, and she was treated urgently.
9. Uhm Jung-Hwa
Uhm Jung-Hwa is a South Korean actress, singer, and dancer. She was born on 17 August 1969. Having achieved success in music and film, she is regarded as one of the most prominent women in the Korean entertainment industry. The term "Korean Madonna" has been presented to her due to her legacy and career changes. She underwent surgery in May 2010 and fully recovered from her thyroid cancer diagnosis. She admitted that she was a little nervous before the procedure, but she decided not to let her agony deter her from dedicating her life to helping others.
10. Kim Bum
Kim Sang-bum, also known as Kim Bum, is a South Korean actor. He was born on 7 July 1989. He is 34 years old. His most well-known television roles are from Boys Over Flowers, where he played F4 member So Yi-Jung. Kim's agency revealed in February 2012 that the dramatic weight loss he underwent following his training for the JTBC cable drama was the cause of his degenerative arthritis.