Actor Lee Sang Bo revealed the sad story of his family.
Lee Sang Bo appeared as a guest on Channel S’s “Attack on Sisters”, which aired its first episode on November 22nd.
Lee Sang Bo, who suffered a hard time after being falsely accused of taking drugs in October, confessed, “During Chuseok, I went out of my house after taking a tranquilizer. However, someone reported and I was arrested. I thought I could go home after receiving ‘negative’, but they took me to the detention center and kept me there for more than 48 hours regardless of the test results.”
Regarding the fact that articles reported the news with the keyword “male actor in his 40s takes drugs”, Lee Sang Bo said, “I was devastated. I even thought I couldn’t live in this country anymore”.
Revealing that he paid for the drug test himself, the actor said, “I was handcuffed not only when I was tested but also when I received the result. When the detectives asked each other about the price of the test, I wondered if it was a prank. In the end, I had to write a credit memo”, explaining the situation at that time.
Lee Sang Bo also talked about his painful family story. The actor said, “My house collapsed at once during the IMF, and my sister, who was taking a semester off, died in a traffic accident on a frozen road. I was really close with my sister so it took me a long time to bury that pain in my heart”, adding “My father passed away in 2010. Since then, I have been receiving counseling and medication at the suggestion of my acquaintances”. In fact, Lee Sang Bo’s mother also died in 2018 due to lung cancer.
Lee Sang Bo confessed, “I held back my tears when my mother said she didn’t want me to feel too sad. I shed tears only when there was no one around”, drawing deep regrets.
As Lee Sang Bo has been cleared of drug charges, he is preparing to take another leap forward as an actor. On the broadcast, Lee Sang Bo said, “I’m going to play a bright and cheerful character in the new work. But I wondered if the public will accept me”, expressing his concern.
In response, Kim Ho Young said, “I hope you can become a great person who can overcome these things”. Jang Young Ran also shared, “You look very handsome today. You’re the style that women like the most. Lee Sang Bo doesn’t do anything wrong”, giving Lee Sang Bo supportive words.