Jung Il Woo Talks About Recovering From Depression After Diagnosis With Potentially Life-Threatening Disease

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Actor Jung Il Woo has opened up about his experience following his diagnosis with a cerebral aneurysm at the young age of 26.

The shocking news was first revealed to the public back in 2016 when Jung Il Woo enlisted as a public service worker instead of an active-duty soldier. Back then, his agency explained why he’d be enlisting as a public service worker instead of an active-duty soldier worrying fans with their announcement. Back then, he received praise for enlisting despite his condition.

To sum it up as much as possible while explaining why cerebral aneurysm could become a life-threatening disease. Cerebral aneurysm is a weakened blood vessel that results in artery enlargement in the brain. Ruptures and bleeding caused by cerebral aneurysm can cause a stroke or a coma and could potentially result in death. However, there is 50% to 80% chance that cerebral aneurysms will not rupture.

On November 29 episode of KBS variety show “New Item Release, Convenience Store Restaurant” he opened up about coping with cerebral aneurysm and how he fell into depression because of it.

During the show, the actor went on a camping trip with his friends; while they rested he opened up about getting diagnosed with cerebral aneurysm at a young age,

“When I was diagnosed, I felt that it was a ticking time bomb. I couldn’t even leave my house because of anxiety and depression.”

He says he lived like that for a month, he then changed his outlook and thought that people don’t know when they’ll die so he might as well enjoy the present doing whatever he wants while he still can,

“With that mindset, I went to Santiago. At that time, it was the happiest time of my life since I went there not as actor Jung Il Woo but Jung Il Woo in his mid-20s.”

He also revealed that since he’s still young, he can’t get surgery adding that he gets examined once every three months.

Related: Lee Min Ho Sends A Sweet Gift To Jung Ill Woo On The Set Of His Drama

Fans appreciate Jung Il Woo’s honesty and feel for him. They’re happy he’s ok now and can talk about it; he rarely opened up about his illness on TV.

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By Hilda Moore

Hi all, my name is Hilda and I am a huge kdrama fan, I am responsible for covering news in relation to Kdramas on jazminemedia.com~ My all time fav kdramas are: My Mister, Hotel Del Luna and Kill Me, Heal Me.


  1. Love his outlook on life. It’s part of what makes him a fine actor. Knowing that God is in control of everything, my faith and trust assure me that Jung IL Woo will be just fine. Keep the faith and keep trusting the power
    higher than yourself. All will be well with you.

  2. I am a 70 year old American female fan. My husband has a a abdominal aneurysm 10 centimeter since birth. He never found out until he was 71. He taken karate…been an electrician…
    ..systems analyst and is now 73. He rode his bike 10 miles a day. Got married and had 2 girls. We are married 50 years. We have 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. You are beautiful and talented. Get up everyday..day thank you and have fun. You are loved and adored all over this world. God bless..# 1 senior fan linda

  3. Be Save. You will be okay is you put you mind to it.. But please get your check ups no matter what. I know first hand what that is. Keep your Good job . Be Healthy and have a wounderful. Holidays.

  4. Definitely!!! I think that he is a very brave and wise young man [ no one knows when it is their time – one can only live the best that one can ] – and I wish him the very best for his future. Health – Happiness & Love.

  5. Jung IL Woo, please continue to take great care of yourself. I have several health problems and try to think positively. My problem is staying motivated with the walking, stretching and lifting weights. You are a very good example of a person who continues to be good to family and others, and trying to stay healthy.

    You definitely are an inspiration! Your friend,

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