The car rollover accident that caused Super Junior’s Kyuhyun to be seriously injured has been re-examined.
KBS2’s “Entertainment Weekly” broadcast on May 19th talked about stars who overcame death. Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, who is currently active in the entertainment industry, was mentioned as No.1 on the list.
In April 2007, the van carrying Super Junior members Kyuhyun, Lee Teuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk, who have just finished their schedule for KBS CoolFM’s “Kiss The Radio”, and two managers overturned while passing near Banpo Bridge on Olympic Highway early in the morning. It was a serious traffic accident that devastated their van.
Lee Teuk, Shin Dong, Eunhyuk and two managers were slightly injured. However, it was reported that Kyuhyun had breathing difficulty due to the wounds in his lungs. His pelvis and ribs were also broken because his body bounced out of the car at the time of the accident. Fortunately, Kyuhyun was able to avoid brain damage but his condition was too serious to receive surgery immediately.
Appearing on MBC’s “Radio Star”, Kyuhyun once mentioned the accident and shared, “I couldn’t feel the lower half of my body. At that time, I just thought ‘ So this is death’.” Choi Si-won continued with a serious expression, saying “He almost died. The doctor even said that there was no hope.” Afterward, the doctor said that they could carry out the surgery through his throat, adding that even with this method, his survival rate was 20%.
However, Kyuhyun’s father strongly opposed the suggestion. He said Kyuhyun needed to sing and didn’t allow the doctor to put a hose through Kyuhyun’s throat for the surgery. As a result, Kyuhyun underwent surgery through his ribs so that it wouldn’t hurt his throat. Kyuhyun gained back his consciousness four days after the surgery was completed safely and was able to stand on the stage again in good health condition
Appearing on SBS’s “Strong heart”, Kyuhyun expressed gratitude for his father, saying “My father used to disagree with my decision of becoming a singer but he tried to help me keep my dream when I was in a coma”, adding “I cried a lot.”