From a drama with a rating of 38.8% to the century’s marriage and his divorce, everything related to actor Song Joong-ki became “hot news”. But then he was rumored to have hair loss, surprising everyone. So what was the truth?
Song Joong-ki debuted in 2008 with the movie “A Frozen Flower” then took on supporting roles in several works. It was the 2010 drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” that made Song Joong-ki’s name and face be known to the public in earnest. Then, his true value was recognized through his performance in “Deep Rooted Tree”, which aired in 2011. Already well-known for his visual, Song Joong-ki received keen attention for his outstanding acting skills, heralding a bright future.
Before enlisting in the military, Song Joong-ki starred in 2 hit works, drama “The Innocent Man” and movie “A Werewolf Boy”. After being discharged from the military, he continued to make a big success. Choosing drama “Descendants of the Sun” as his return work after getting discharged, Song Joong-ki played Yoo Si-jin and contributed greatly to help this drama reach the highest rating of 38.8% (based on data released by Nielsen Korea). Song Joong-ki then became a syndrome, and he was so popular to the point that his uniform, as well as his lines, made trends.
Thanks to the success of “Descendants of the Sun”, Song Joong-ki enjoyed his heyday by winning Asia Best Couple, Best Couple, and Daesang (Grand Prize) at KBS Drama Awards that year. Especially, Song Hye-kyo, who worked as his co-star in “Descendants of the Sun”, became his lover, and the two surprised all fans in entire Asia with their marriage announcement.
His marriage actually didn’t last long, and Song Joong-ki was then labeled “divorced”, but his acting activities did not stop there. Apart from several films, such as “The Battleship Island”, “Space Sweepers”, and “Bogota”, he also appeared in dramas “Arthdal Chronicles” and “Vincenzo” and continued to show his influence. In particular, “Vincenzo” recorded a maximum viewership of 14.6%, proving both the quality and popularity of a top star Song Joong-ki at the same time.
Therefore, it seems like every move of Song Joong-ki could become a hot topic. A rumor about Song Joong-ki suffering from “hair loss” appeared not long after he divorced Song Hye-kyo. Around this time, false facts and rumors were spread widely with speculations based on the background stories related to the two’s divorce.
“Hair loss” photos of Song Joong-ki made it to the top search, and photos of the actor taken with entertainment industry officials in the past spread to all SNS sites and online communities. Netizens started spreading the rumor of Song Joong-ki showing symptoms of hair loss due to stress for various reasons as if it were confirmed information. In these photos, Song Joong-ki appeared in a normal appearance without shaving or styling, so unconfirmed speculations of him suffering hair loss due to mental distress were believed by many people at that time.
There was also a post showing symptoms of hair loss, giving other Song Joong-ki’s photos as proof. Song Joong-ki appeared with short hair, and the top part of his head looked peeled off. At that time, Song Joong-ki‘s “hair loss” was accepted as if it were true, along with “speculations” that he would have suffered from problems such as his divorce.
However, Song Joong-ki‘s “hair loss” was not true. After the series of “hair loss” photos were released, the original video was also publicized, and Song Joong-ki showed up with lots of hair in this video. In fact, while he was moving to the side, the light was reflected over his head, making it look like the “hair loss” part. As Song Joong-ki had to suffer from “hair loss” rumors due to maliciously screenshot photos, an official in the entertainment industry also raised his voice denying the rumors and claimed, “Misunderstandings were caused by the reflection of light”.
Appearing at a public even after then, Song Joong-ki once again proved the rumor to be nonsense. He showed up in a suit fit, revealing his sophisticated charm. He still revealed a bright smile, his lovely dimples, and his head that was full of hairs.
Meanwhile, Song Joong-ki is scheduled to greet the viewers through JTBC’s new drama “The Youngest Son of a Chaebol Family”.