Actor Lee Je-hoon has temporarily suspended his activities due to health concerns
On Oct 2nd, the 28th Busan International Film Festival announced, “Actor Lee Je-hoon, who was selected to co-host the opening ceremony, will not be able to attend due to health reasons.”
Subsequently, the Buil Film Awards also stated, “Due to health reasons, Lee Je-hoon will unavoidably not be able to participate in the 32nd Buil Film Awards.”
Regarding Lee Je-hoon’s sudden absence, his agency COMPANY ON told Xports News, “On Oct 1st, Lee Je-hoon underwent emergency surgery due to ischemic colitis.“
They added, “He is currently recovering well and will show a healthy appearance as soon as possible.”
Lee Je-hoon will be absent from the Busan International Film Festival, and the filming of the drama “Chief Inspector 1963” (working title), in which he is currently participating, will also be temporarily halted.
MBC’s new drama “Chief Inspector 1963” is a prequel to “Chief Inspector”, which wrote the history of Korean investigative dramas. It is set in the 1960s, 10 years ahead of the original drama set in the 1970s and 1980s, and tells the story of Park Young-han (Lee Je-hoon) before he became the chief inspector.
Aside from Lee Je-hoon, the cast consists of actors Lee Dong-hwi, Choi Woo-sung and Yoon Hyun-soo. The work is scheduled to air in 2024.
Meanwhile, the 28th Busan International Film Festival will proceed with actress Park Eun-bin as the sole host instead of considering the selection of a new male host. The host for the Buil Film Awards has not yet been decided.
As a result, Park Eun-bin became the first solo host of the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival. She previously served as the MC for the 2021 Seoul Drama Awards.