Source: Metro Seoul
Reposted & Translated by: Baidu Hyunbar News Department
Chinese to English translation by June / LoveKimHyunJoong.com
Reposted at liezle.blogspot.com
Singer and Actor Kim Hyun Joong (24) had a motorcycle accident and cheated death,
before the commencement of his solo work apart from SS501.
The cruelty of such a happenstance right when he had to begin working solo on his own
led to a focused outlook in life.
Heartily enjoys the work he likes, while forgoing all distractions.
Harbouring an increasingly calm mentality, and gradually permeating through the whole of Asia.
Rebirth In May
In a recent interview, Kim Hyun Joong mentioned,
for the first time ever, the facts about his motorcycle accident.
On 28 May afternoon, on a road in Seoul’s Gangnam,
Kim Hyun Joong, driving with his friend on a motorcycle as a passenger,
was hit from behind by another vehicle.
Helmets and protective gears fell apart. It was a major accident.
His right arm and elbow suffered from 3 fractures.
His left knee cartilage was injured as well.
‘It could have been a fatal accident, but luck was on our side.
The motorcycle is not a good vehicle to carry passenger but I was travelling with a friend that day.
My over-100kg friend flew from the vehicle and I fell atop him.
Thus, I landed on the ground with less impact due to the buffer.’
After the release of the final mini-album at his former company,
the period before the end of his contract was a critical moment
when he worried about the repercussions of the accident.
He was also concerned that there may be discussions about his enlistment.
He can only bear his guilt during treatment till his discharge from the hospital.
With the end of the filming of the drama, he is currently undergoing a full body check-up.
‘I will definitely enlist. But I shall not receive any further more body check-up till then.
I would not want anything, no matter how small, to become a hindrance to my goal.’
Due to the accident, his will to carry out activities is even stronger.
Kim Hyun Joong said,
‘I do not like to rest.
Happily working, I’ve never had a moment when I feel like resting.
I would like to give it all… when I can still sing, dance and act.’
In the aftermath of his accident,
the process in which he signed with his new company also became a hot topic.
Even though several companies offered him billion-dollar contracts,
Kim Hyun Joong chose to sign with his current company which offered a much lower fee.
His pride as an artist led him to refuse the high pay but accept a domestic car,
which in turn led to further misunderstanding from some fans.
The gift of a car in replacement for higher pay was suggested by representatives from his new company.
‘I do not work with the aim to earn money.
If I do, I shall have to bear all the negative effects.
What I want to do is to display my stage and my work to all of you.’
Pre-Enlistment: 5-year Plan
On 12 November, he participated in the Asian Games Opening Ceremony
with a stage performance of the theme song ‘Sunshine Again’,
gaining the chance to show himself to 1 billion viewers.
‘It is the biggest stage in my life.
Besides the billion who viewed on TV,
there were one hundred thousand spectators on the spot
which created such a grand stage that I felt overjoyed and lost for words,
with the thought that my name would appear on such a stage.’
His drama ‘Playful Kiss’ was highly popular overseas,
but the low domestic rating was still a bitter pill to swallow.
‘Now I am more confident.
The next drama will bring about even more difficulties,
thus the main issue here is to become an actor with the right attitude and mentality.’
Now, he is preparing for his solo album to be released in May next year,
and planning to attend a 3-month music studies in the United State early next year.
‘I would like to learn more about stage performance, dancing and singing, while building up my physique.
I have already submitted a learning plan to a famous teacher from LA Millennium Dance School,
and shall present a music that is different from SS501.’
24 hours a day, he wonders about his future plans.
He said, ‘My future 5-year plan is already in place.
Each year, I shall participate in a drama and a movie, release 2 albums, hold a concert tour, and release a Japanese album.’
‘On the eve of my enlistment 5 years later,
I prepare to hold, for all my fans, a large-scale free performance.’