Oh noes, not another male lead fallen to the dreaded back injury! Last year Jung Kyung Ho injured his back towards the end of filming Cruel City and the poor guy endured through the drama wrapping before getting treatment. The first on set injury this year comes out of Taiwan as Lego Lee‘s old lumbar injury has flared up and he’s been in severe back pain since last week. Lego was at a press event for The Body Shop yesterday and revealed what happened – he’s an athlete so suffering various injuries and ailments is not surprising, two years ago he had to cut short his military service because of a back injury that needed surgery, and it’s that same injury that has returned with a vengeance. Lego revealed that he was training on set when suddenly felt his back spasm and then came the excruciating pain. Because of the injury, his scenes from now until the drama wraps will all be carefully orchestrated to minimize any stress on his lower back. He’ll be using acupuncture and heat packs to treat to temporarily treat the injury until the drama filming is done, hoping that he won’t need another surgery.
The return of Lego’s back pain has put a kibosh on his promise to ride shirtless with Jay Shih when the drama ratings broke 3, which happened with episode 12 though episode 13 ratings dipped back down since the concert episode. He apologized to all the fans of In a Good Way and explained that he and Jay were actually way more excited for the ratings to break 3 and they could fulfill the promise. The two of then had been planning out how to make it happen but sadly for us it’s now a pipe dream. Though considering the massive amounts of nekkid Lego fanservice in episode 1 alone (don’t lie and say you haven’t been rewatching the heck out of the dorm scenes between Jia En and Liu Chuan) we shouldn’t complain. I really am worried about Lego because a back injury can be debilitating and excruciatingly painful. This also begs the question of how Liu Chuan scenes will be filmed going forward. A lot of sitting down and just staring? Yeah, he’s the master of that. But I love Liu Chuan playing basketball but I don’t think we’ll see much more of that, nor will he be riding his motorcyle as much anymore. I’m soooo glad we got the motorcycle concert scene in episode 3 now. Sniffles, good times, good times.