“Parasite” star Park So Dam, Yoo Ah In and Korean actors who deal with serious health issues

The following Korean stars have to battle illnesses. 

Celebrities are also ordinary people who are likely to get sick if they don’t take care of their health. Over the years, many famous Korean actors have been diagnosed with diseases that disrupt their work. Here are Korean stars who struggle with illnesses but still try their best to return to acting.

Park So Dam

Recently, the public was stirred up by the news regarding the health condition of “Parasite” star Park So Dam. Specifically, Park So Dam’s management company revealed that she had been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. Accordingly, the 30-year-old actress discovered her disease through a periodical medical examination and was advised by a doctor for treatment.

Korean actors who deal with serious health issues

Fortunately, she has reportedly been recovering from surgery and is focusing on improving her health. Due to this, Park So Dam will not participate in the promotion for her 2022 film Special Cargo.

Kim Woo Bin

In 2017, the public was shocked when Kim Woo Bin’s former management company – Sidus HQ announced that he had been diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. Kim Woo Bin noticed something unusual about his body, went to see the doctor to do the tests, and received unfortunate news. After more than two years of treatment, the 31-year-old actor has recovered. In 2022, he will be starring in the drama Our Blues with his girlfriend Shin Min Ah.

Korean actors who deal with serious health issues

Yoo Ah In

Also in 2017, the public was once again shocked by the news that Yoo Ah In had health problems.  His agency revealed that he was diagnosed with a bone disease in 2015. Fortunately, the actor’s condition was not too serious and interfered with his daily activities.

Korean actors who deal with serious health issues

Kim Bum

Kim Bum suffered from joint problems when he was 20 years old and this information was revealed by himself in 2018 through his management company.  Also that year, the Boys Over Flowers actor shared in an interview with High Cut magazine that he took time off work so he could go to the hospital for treatment.  Currently, Kim Bum is in good condition and has just made a strong impression on the public through the JTBC drama “Law School”.

Korean actors who deal with serious health issues

Uhm Jung Hwa

Singer-actress Uhm Jung Hwa had to take an 8-year hiatus to fight the disease.  In her recent comeback, the “Korean sexy icon” bravely recalled the hardships she went through.  Uhm Jung Hwa has now recovered and is actively participating in showbiz activities.

Despite many health problems, these famous Korean actors still try their best to return to work as soon as possible and dedicate their talents to the audience.  Hopefully they will continue to achieve great success in the acting field.

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