I’m never going to make fun of K-drama’s penchant for noise bleeds to indicate working too hard or closeted illness, because that’s exactly what led Kim Woo Bin to get a physical which diagnosed his ealry stage nasopharyngeal cancer. Hallyu actor Kim Woo Bin was prepping for the start of filming on his next movie the thriller Wiretap when he noticed he was getting a persistent sore throat and also constant nose bleeds. He went in for a full physical which was how the doctors diagnosed his nasopharyngeal cancer early, and based on the treatment timing early stage such cancer has a 90% full recovery rate within the first 5 years. That’s the only good news but any form of cancer is still scary and daunting, and Kim Woo Bin reportedly considered undergoing treatment in secret and keeping the news from his parents. He ended up telling them and his agency released the news to the public to prevent incorrect news from later spreading.
Kim Woo Bin’s long time actress girlfriend Shin Mina‘s agency has already released a statement that she’s supporting her boyfriend during his cancer treatment. It’s still so dizzying to see the parallels for Kim Woo Bin’s real life cancer situation with elements from his last drama Uncontrollably Fond, but since this is real life I’m praying for a happy ending and full recovery for Kim Woo Bin.