Tuesday, 25 February 2014 16:30

Is Kim Soo Hyun overworked?

The South Korean actor has a history of heart problems which might be triggered by his hectic work load

Kim Soo Hyun

South Korean actor Kim Soo Hyun has reportedly been overworking, ever since he joined management agency Keyeast Entertainment, which is established by Winter Sonata star Bae Yong Joon, in 2010.

Under Keyeast, the You Who Came From The Stars actor shot to fame following the success of dramas Dream High and The Moon Who Embraces The Sun, and Korean film Secretly, Greatly.

Thanks to Soo Hyun’s immense popularity, the company’s share price rose sharply as the actor beat A-listers such as Cha Seung-won to the top honours at awards ceremonies, and landed numerous endorsement deals within a year.

However, the heavy work load has also triggered health issues for the 26-year-old actor, who has a history of heart problems. Two years ago, Soo Hyun was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack due to the long filming hours.

While speaking to the media after he was discharged from the hospital, Soo Hyun disclosed that he originally had to undergo an open heart surgery, but went through a minor procedure instead. “I am very healthy now,” he assured.

Reports also claimed that Soo Hyun has shown symptoms of irregular heartbeat since young and that he had a heart operation when he was in high school. The actor also reportedly takes medicine with him to work every day, in case of emergencies.

Kim Soo Hyun

Bae Yong Joon and Kim Soo Hyun

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