Status of Coffee Prince, Yoon Eun Hye’s health
I’m not in the habit of reporting news, but there seems to be a lot of interest and confusion in what’s going on with the end of Coffee Prince.
A few days ago (the articles I’ve seen are dated August 8; keep in mind Korea’s more than a half-day ahead of the States), the media was reporting that Coffee Prince was extended two episodes — but the story would end on the 17th episode, with the 18th reserved for a “special broadcast,” presumably a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series, NGs, etc.
In the first of the following articles, dated August 9, it was clarified that Yoon Eun Hye has not yet confirmed participation in the extended episodes.
On the same day, dated a few hours later, the second article explains that Yoon Eun Hye is experiencing severe headaches that are sending her to the hospital in her off-camera hours.
On the 9th, someone close to her said that Yoon Eun Hye had been frequently experiencing very severe headaches. According to the source, she hasn’t complained while filming, but she’s had the headaches often and her general condition isn’t good.
Her fatigue has been growing to the extent that she went to the hospital to receive a medical examination. It isn’t so severe that she cannot film, but it’s plain to see that she’s having a very difficult time on set. If her condition continues to worsen, it’s unclear if the extension of the series will be able to proceed. They will finalize plans of whether to extend the series after she has received approval from a doctor that she is fine.
(Just note that these reports are now about a day old; I’m sure there will be periodic updates, so don’t freak out!)
Source: Star News
Source: Edaily SPN