On October 8, his agency issued a statement to announce the actor will be halting his activities due to his recent controversy.
According to police reports, the Gangnam Police Station arrested a total of 51 people, including one owner and 50 customers and receptionists, at an entertainment bar in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul around 8:20 pm on the 6th. Among them was actor Choi Jin Hyuk.
Choi Jin Hyukwas booked by police for violating the Infectious Disease Prevention Act. The bar was subject to level 4 social distancing rules which state such business is banned from operating.
Choi Jin Hyuk’s agency G-Tree Creative stated that while he was indeed out drinking with a friend, he didn’t know the bar was operating illegally.