“Nevertheless” star revealed he has epilepsy, exempted from military service

Chae Jong Hyeop, who gained attention as the second male lead of “Nevertheless”, revealed the reason he got military exemption. 

On January 18th, Chae Jong Hyeop had an interview with media outlet Star Today in order to promote his new project, “Unlock The Boss”. Here, the actor, who was born in 1993, surprised netizens with the reason he was exempted from military service. 

In particular, according to Chae Jong Hyeop, when he was around 20 years old and studying abroad in Durban, South Africa, he would collapse while foaming at his mouth. From then on, epilepsy symptoms continued to occur, and he was eventually diagnosed with epilepsy around 2018. 

Chae Jong Hyeop
Chase Jong Hyeop received a military exemption due to his poor health condition

According to the actor, after receiving a Grade 4 in the physical examination test for enlistment, he got an electroencephalography for his re-examination, and got an official epilepsy diagnosis. With such results, he was approved to serve as a Wartime Labor Service Agent. 

Chae Jong Hyeop also revealed that even now, he is taking medications every morning, even when not spotting any epilepsy symptoms. The actor revealed that since his health issue can re-occur at any time, he is always careful. At the same time, Chae Jong Hyeop dedicates himself fully to acting, and is working extremely hard in hope of growing even further in the future.

Chae Jong Hyeop
Chae Jong Hyeop spares no effort when it comes to acting

Chae Jong Hyeop made his debut with the 2018 K-drama “Come And Hug Me”. However, his true boost to stardom was the 2021 series “Nevertheless”. Despite only playing the 2nd male lead, the actor managed to make a deep impression with his stunning visuals and cute dimples. It is known that while Chae Jong Hyeop was born in Korea, he lived in Thailand for a year, and studied in South Africa for 3 years. His English name is Jimmy. 

Chae Jong Hyeop enjoyed great popularity after his appearance in “Nevertheless”

Source: Naver

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