The year is ending on a heavier than usual note for 2017 in K-ent due to the two unexpected and thoroughly dispiriting passing of famous Hallyu stars. Actor Kim Joo Hyuk died in a car accident and idol Jonghyun of SHINee took his own life. I’m so relieved that there is good news to report on an earlier serious health crisis with another top Hallyu star, actor-model Kim Woo Bin posted a handwritten note to his fan cafe this week updating on his treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer (throat and neck) for the past 7 months.
He has been through countless rounds of chemo and is now finished with his treatment and doing well in recovery. Beating cancer, even for now, is great news and his sincere thanks to his fans showed through in the note where he talked about his own fear, how he’s recovering, and promising to continue to put his own health as a priority going forward. Hearing from him is such a relief and I’m so happy his course of treatment was successful and praying that there is no recurrence in his future.