Kim Jung Hyun Will Leave “Time” Due To Physical And Psychological Problems

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Kim Jung Hyun will be stepping down from his drama “Time,” his agency, as well as the production team, confirmed.

On August 26, his agency released a statement explaining why the actor is stepping down from his role, they said he will be leaving due to health problems, they explained,




“Until now, Kim Jung Hyun has filmed while receiving treatment at the same time as he had strong will to not cause trouble for the drama. The production team also tried to accommodate the actor’s determination as much as possible. However, he decided to leave the drama after much discussion with the production crew after he was advised by his doctor to rest, the doctor determined that he needed psychological and physical rest. We would like to thank the viewers who showed interest in the drama ‘Time.’ He is heartbroken that he unintentionally caused trouble for the viewers who loved the drama, the production team and his fellow actors. He will concentrate his efforts to focus on treatment and recovery and do his best to show a better side of himself in the future.”

In a conversation with My Daily, his agencies revealed that he was suffering from an eating and sleep disorder.

It has been revealed by MBC officials that the character won’t be edited out of the drama right away. They explained that the script will be revised, also adding that there will be no addition of a new actor.

To prevent spoilers, the production team refused to comment on what will happen with his character.





The production team released an official statement,

“The rest of the shooting has been one at the best of our ability. We discussed the drama a lot with Kim Jung Hyun and after having lots of conversations this was the outcome. We wish to see him back in good health again soon.”

Kim Jung Hyun has been attracting attention for his good acting of the chaebol who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, his character had less than 6 months to live and the audience already knew that his character had to die before the end of the drama, but they’re still shocked that his character will have to be edited out so soon.

There has been also a couple of times that the drama didn’t air due to various reasons, once because of 18th Asian Games and another because of a football match between South Korea and Bahrain.

How do you feel about Kim Jung Hyun’s departure from “Time”? Will you miss his character?

Sources: (A), (B)

6 COMMENTS

  1. He was the best part of the show. His intensity and believability made the show hang together. He made the other actors better.

    WIsh him the best. And will look forward to his future work. Truly impressed

    That ‘confession” interview he shot with the MBC crew a couple of episodes ago, where he said he wanted to live like a human, in waht4ver time he had left. Truly moving. Classic.

  2. That has to be so hard for Kim Jung Hyun – this drama was the introduction of this wonderful young man to me as I hadn’t seen him before. His awesome acting ability and the depth he brings to the drama and his character has made me a true fan of his. This drama was the introduction of this wonderful young man and his awesome acting ability and the depth he brings to the drama and his character. He really does carry it and I don’t see any of the other actors capable of doing that.
    I am mesmerized by him as an actor as he has captivated my attention each episode and left me wanting more. I truly believe Kim Jung Hyun is a ‘Rising Star’ and I am very sad to hear of the suffering he is going through. What a dreadful for a young man with a great career ahead of him, to be burdened by. I can only wish him the very best as he takes time to rest and recover as quickly as possible and to be back on his feet again, doing what he loves. Kim Jung Hyun has become the main reason I watch this drama and although its a great story I doubt I will continue to watch it after he has gone as it just won’t be the same. Get well soon Jung Hyun ‘fighting’z really does carry it and I don’t see any of the other actors capable of doing what Kim Jung Hyun does I am mesmerized by him and eagerly waited for each episodes just to watch a true artist at work. Kim Jung Hyun a ‘Rising Star’ and I am very sad to know that he is suffering. How dreadful for a young man with a great career ahead of him, to be plagues with such horrible things. I can only wish him the very best as he takes time to rest and hopefully recover fully and be back on his feet again and doing what he loves. Kim Jung Hyun has become the main reason I watch this drama and although its a great story I doubt I will continue to watch it after he has gone as it just won’t be the same. Get well soon Jung Hyun ‘fighting’

  3. I found this drama to be one of the most Well plotted drama, the character of So Hoo is so strong to attact viewers attention.The actor as well, Jung Hyun is really giving his best to be in deep with the character. It is so sad and breaking to know that the actor Jung Hyun will be leaving his character soon… I can say that His acting is one of the Best among actors that I’ve ever watched. I pray and hope that Kim Jung Hyun can go through with his life challenges esp. with his mental-health concerns as of today. I know u can Kim Jung Hyun. Stay strong and return to the world of drama as soon as u can. U will always be on my prayers . Fighting!!!!!!!!

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