Kim Woo-Bin, Korean Actor and Model, Diagnosed With Rare Cancer
Kim Woo-Bin, South Korean actor and model, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, his talent agency SidusHQ confirmed in a statement on Tuesday (May 23).
The Uncontrollably Fond star, who starred in breakout roles on KBS drama School 2013 and 2013's majorly popular The Heirs, is now battling nasopharyngeal cancer, a rare head and neck cancer that affects fewer than one in every 100,000 people in North America, although more common in parts of Asia, according to the American Cancer Society. He made the discovery after a hospital visit after reportedly feeling "abnormalities in his body."
Fortunately, Kim Woo-Bin seems to have found the cancer early, and has already begun treatment and radiation therapy.
The full translated statement from SidusHQ, courtesy of AllKPop:
This is a statement about Kim Woo Bin's health issues. We took to this statement to reveal Kim Woo Bin's condition personally, knowing that many will worry and show concern. While carrying out his various schedules, Kim Woo Bin felt abnormalities in his body and visited a hospital, being diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. Fortunately, it is still in its early stages, so he has begun receiving drug treatment and radiation therapy. He plans on focusing on his treatment for now before greeting you with a recovered, healthy image, so please wish for his speedy convalescence. We are currently in the stages of adjusting his previously made schedules. We ask for your numerous cheers and encouragements. Thank you.
Kim Woo-Bin was set to start filming a new movie called Wiretap in July, but the film company confirmed that they'll be pushing back the filming until he regains his health.
His latest film, 2016's crime-action Master, became the 11th bestselling film in South Korea last year.
We wish Kim Woo-Bin a speedy recovery.
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