K-pop's Shinhwa singer reveals dark alcoholic past

15 December 2012 / 3 years 10 months ago

Source: ReutersKim Dong-wan from K-pop boy band Shinhwa stunned a variety show host when he made a sudden revelation about his drinking habit that almost destroyed his career and forced him to seek treatment for alcohol addiction.On the 39th episode of jTBC’s variety show Shinhwa Broadcasting aired last Sunday, Kim and the other five Shinwa members were making casual chitchat about how much each of them could drink.After telling a few anecdotes about getting soused, the singer finally confessed that he was admitted into rehab for alcoholism after he showed up completely smashed for a daytime meeting with TV producers and writers.After his staggering admission, the tone of the show turned completely serious‘”until comedienne host Kim Sin-young lighten up the sombre mood by teaching the boy band how to become popular at year-end meetings.Kim is currently starring in the popular KBS daily series Cheer Up, Mr Kim! as a bachelor in his 30s who unexpectedly becomes the guardian of four kids.Photos: Internet

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