On September 14th, MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘ aired a new episode featuring Kim Heechul, who explained why he wasn’t going to perform active duties like other Korean soldiers.
A public service personnel deals with public services, such as working at train stations and selling tickets or transporting goods for the military. It’s a fixed hourly job that doesn’t involve a lot of physical stress.
During this pre-recorded program, Yoon Jong Shin cautiously asked the idol, “There have been a lot of negative accusations regarding your assigned position, right?” Kim Gura added, “People are confused as to why you’re serving as a public service personnel when you appear to be a healthy dancer on stage.”
Kim Heechul began his reply with a funny anecdote that caused the hosts to laugh. He explained, “Prior to my enlistment, people were complaining about my poor dancing skills. Later, when my assigned position was revealed, people complained again and scolded, ‘You practically fly on performance stages, and yet you’re only assigned a public service personnel position!?!’“.
Heechul continued, “Four years ago, I was in a huge car accident. My left leg was severely broken and I required many rods,” thus explaining that his leg wasn’t in a strong enough condition to handle the physical stresses of active duty.
Netizens commented, “I didn’t know you were in a car accident“, “‘Radio Star’ is going to be boring without Heechul…“, and “I’ve seen those netizen comments and they were really harsh“.
Source + Photos: DongA via Naver + Allkpop.com
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