Kim Jung-hyun breaks five-month silence after scandal involving ex-lover Seo Yea-ji, Entertainment News & Top Stories
SEOUL – K-Drama actor Kim Jung-hyun, who was embroiled in a scandal involving his ex-lover, actress Seo Yea-ji, earlier this year, has finally broken his silence.
In a long Instagram post on Saturday (September 25), the Crash Landing On You actor wrote: “For the past few months, I felt like I was floating around without knowing where the ground was. trying to push myself and I felt empty, like I had no place to rest my heart. “
“It was difficult for me to hold on,” said the 31-year-old, adding that he was able to take the time to reflect on his actions.
The scandal, which erupted in April, involved text messages between him and Seo, 31, the It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020) star. The text messages appeared to imply that she was in control of his behavior towards the female lead in Time, the K-drama he was filming in 2018.
He reportedly requested many script changes to avoid hitting his co-star Seohyun, citing an eating disorder, and ultimately dropped the drama.
When the texts came to light, he apologized and reportedly sought hospital treatment for the depression and insomnia that had plagued him since the start of his career.
In his last post, which was accompanied by a photo of a bench with a plaque engraved “That too will pass”, he wrote: “I am a very missing person. I have reflected on not having taken responsibility for the choice. what I did I had been busy blaming others and I recognize my mistake in being unable to take care of my own health.
He also reported that he was ready to start acting again as he confirmed rumors that he had signed with a new management agency, Story J Company, which is the same agency as best actress Kim Tae-hee.
“I’m an actor. I had been thinking about how I could give back and how I could approach audiences again, and after deliberation, I think the only thing I can do is act.”