Hey everybody. This is your self-proclaimed resident Super Junior correspondent, Choi Min Jung. Oh, I’ll definitely be writing about other K-Pop groups I love and gorgeous Korean actors (maybe some handsome Japanese and Chinese actors too) that I admire but with the release of their new album last month, Super Junior has been occupying my thoughts quite a bit
First of all, I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. I’ll give you the bad news first. For all of you Super Junior fans who are fans of Kim Heechul, he reported for boot camp last week…..September 1st….in order to prepare for his official mandatory military service a month from now. If there’s any silver lining to this situation is the fact that in 2006, Heechul was involved in a car accident. He was actually coming back from the funeral for Lee Donghae’s father, which I touched on in last week’s “Super Junior: Super Men” article. No, obviously that wasn’t a good thing but as a result of steel rods being placed in one of his legs after the accident, Heechul will not be placed on regular combat duty once in the military. Instead, he will be allowed to perform alternative civilian service. I consider that a silver lining.
The good news is, sometimes people get second chances. My favorite member of Super Junior, Cho Kyuhun, is one of those fortunate people.
He is also one of the hardest working men in K-Pop being a member of the groups: Super Junior, Super Junior-M, Super Junior K R Y, and SM Town the Ballad. You really never know the hardships or physical and emotional pain that some people have gone through in their lives and the smile that they use to cover that up with but Kyuhyun is beyond adorable and when he opens his mouth to sing….. it can take your breath away.
I was finally able to upload the video of him speaking on the accident in 2007 that nearly took his life.
I hope this YouTube video link will work this time. If you’ve already seen this video then nevermind but if you haven’t, I hope you can find some time to view this. If you’re a sensitive person, keep some tissues handy…….you might need them.
With the number of members it has left, Super Junior continues to keep pushing ahead as a group because they plan to kick off their “Super Show 4 Tour”…. their 4th Asian tour….this November. I guess that puts an end to all of the break-up rumors. Yeah, that’s another silver lining too. 🙂
By Choi Min Jung 최 민 정 http://twitter.com/#!/JacksonThePoet