Kim Hyun Joong Reveals He Suffered From Depression And Panic Disorder After The Incident Years Back, How He Overcame It And More

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Singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong has opened up about his struggles while dealing with the serious situation at that time, explained about the legal battle that went on for over 5 years, how he overcame it, and more.

In MBN’s variety show “Hot Goodbye,” which aired at 10:40 p.m. on November 28, Yoo Jin, Eun Ji Won and Hwang Je Sung, the hosts of “Hot Goodbye,” met Kim Hyun Joong, the show’s fourth guest, and shares the story of overcoming the turbulent incident when he was Korea’s hottest icon.

Before appearing in “Hot Goodbye,” Kim Hyun Joong put a cell phone in a “seizure sealed” in “Hi Bye Box,” adding to the curiosity of Yoo Jin, Eun Ji Won, and Hwang Je Sung. When asked, about what does this cell phone means to him after the welcoming meeting, Kim Hyun Joong referring to the legal battle that has continued for as long as five years, said,

Weren’t there a few kinds of incidents surrounding me? I kept my cell phone in the safe because I didn’t know what might happen to me. It is like something we only saw in the movie, but in reality, this cell phone became a piece of evidence and protected me.”

Kim Hyun Joong shared about how he’s doing now, with a bright smile, he said,

It was a hard time, but now I’m completely okay. In fact, I think I wouldn’t have honed myself in this way if I hadn’t been pushed to the end of the cliff. I even abandoned my regret and self-criticism.”

In addition, he gave warm advice to Eun Ji Won who is like a close brother to him, and the other members, who reunited for the first time in seven years, saying, “I couldn’t trust people because I passed the tunnel for a long time.”

On this day, Kim Hyun Joong mentioned a five-year legal battle during the “Fire Time” conducted with “Hot Goodbye” MCs Yoo Jin, Eun Ji Won, and Hwang Je Sung, calmly saying,

I suffered from depression and panic disorder after that big incident. During that boisterous time when I couldn’t imagine going outside, a notice of enlistment came to me. I was prescribed medicine at the hospital, but I kept imagining things so I couldn’t sleep a wink for a week since we couldn’t know the outside news from there.”

Mental pain and fear were overcome by a simple activity. Kim Hyun Joong said,

The administrative officer I met at the time gave me cooking support missions such as cutting 80kg of cabbage and peeling 2,000 eggs, which made me stop thinking of anything else. I couldn’t go on vacation for six months and completely blocked the outside world from me by not using the Internet. Thanks to this, I naturally overcame (panic disorder) without taking medicine.”

Finally, Kim Hyun Joong reveals his strong friendship with the administrative officer he met at the military, saying, “We meet once a year even and go on trips together after being discharged from the military.”

In addition, Kim Hyun Joong surprised everyone by revealing an incident when he was in the military, saying, “I heard someone swearing about me in the phone booth next to me. He criticized me by spreading new rumors with nonsense stories,” while talking on the phone at the time of his military service and revealed the shocking identity of that person involved in spreading rumors at the time, freezing the scene.

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  1. I’m glad that he overcame it. The method by which his depression and panic disorder was healed might or might not work for others because each person is different and they might heal from different methods or the same method that he mentioned. Sorry if I’m wrong about it, I just wanted to share my point of view.

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