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Ji-soo takes sudden trip to ER, Fantastic storyline to be adjusted

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I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news today. Much-loved rising talent Ji-soo, who is currently starring in JTBC’s weekend drama Fantastic and Lee Jun-ki’s Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, was urgently rushed to the hospital for surgery on Tuesday. For a couple weeks, he had been having leg pain, and preliminary tests showed that he may be in the first stages of bone cancer. On September 12, he was suffering from a fever of nearly 40 degrees Celsius and experiencing unbearable leg pain, and was immediately taken to the emergency room. He was finally diagnosed with acute osteomyelitis (not cancer), a severe inflammation of the bone. It was announced that the surgery went well, but he is still in recovery under strict medical observation.

Although his agency, Prain TPC, made a statement saying that they will try to make sure that the rest of his contracts and pre-arranged schedule aren’t affected too negatively, it looks like Ji-soo will be out of commission for a while. Thankfully, the Fantastic production team has been supportive during his time of need. They completely agree that the actor needs to focus on his recovery for now, but that means significant changes to the plot need to be made. Moon Lovers is a 100 percent pre-produced drama, so its run has not been changed by this sudden development.

In Fantastic, Ji-soo was originally supposed to have a love line with Park Shi-yeon, whose character is a once sassy rebel chick who now lives like a slave for her in-laws that treat her worse than dirt. He was introduced last week in the drama as an up-and-coming lawyer in her husband’s firm. I had been looking forward to Ji-soo finally getting a happy ending to his noona romance, but I’m not sure if that’s happening anymore. The production has said he would not be cut from the drama, but they are talking with the writer on how to adjust his role.

Work is all well and good, but health is more important. Get well soon, Ji-soo. Fighting!

Via HeraldCorp News, JoongBoo Daily

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I wish they would just replace the actor. Not because I don't like Jisoo but I think he would feel a lot less guilt and a need to rush his recovery if he could just give up this project. It's early enough that they can do it - if they just ask for understanding from the viewers. I hate when actors have to rush their rest period....

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Yeah, I wish they'd just replace him too so this guy can rest. :( I'm sure the viewers right now wouldn't mind.

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Ooh. I vote for keeping JiSoo* and replacing the adultery! Win-win.

*Of course, in a role that accommadates his condition and need for rest. Like as a bedridden or wheelchair bound, cheerful-young-man-with-an-old-soul, hospital puppy.

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Where is spell check when you need it?

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I don't know if you mean have another actor play Jisoo's character. They used to do that all the time in American soaps with no notification and it confused the heck out of us.

I would rather they write out Jisoo's character and have another character come in to save Seol from that family. Then the option is open for Jisoo to come back, although I don't think it's a good idea at all for him to start working again before the drama ends.

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@blnmom

This is a brilliant idea. I wish more soaps did this instead of just replacing the actor. I had it happen on me a few times and it was hella confusing.

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Poor guy! Let him rest and So-hye can continue to save Sul. I honestly wish those two gals could be endgame. None of the actual lovelines inspire me at all.

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That sounds very difficult for live-shoot dramas.

They'd have to write him out and do it in such a way that Jisoo himself doesn't have to go back on set to shoot more scenes. And at the same time, they have to write a completely new character and find an actor that will fit the new character. Whereas if they just replace him, they can start casting now using someone who fits Jisoo's style/char.

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Health comes first. Honestly I was rather interested to see how it goes for him in Fantastic but health comes first. I hope he doesn't rush it fulfil his obligations. So, I think It'll be okay if they did write the character out. He can always come back with some other project, there's no rush. Get well soon, Ji Soo. This noona will wait. And thanks heavens that it isn't cancer, that's a bullet that went right past him narrowly missing him.

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Even if it isn't cancer, osteomyletis is serious and in worst-case scenarios could even lead to amputation (which I don't think is the case here, the tone of his agency president's message after his surgery doesn't sound like it)

But THANK GOD it isn't cancer, I've still got my fingers crossed for Choi Sung-won after he was diagnosed with leukaemia earlier this year.

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I heard about this, and couldn't believe it, because it's so, so awful, and unexpected, and he's just so young. But I'm really, incredibly glad it wasn't cancer, and the surgery went well. Recover super fast, Jisoo <3

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Ah, I felt so relieved when I read that it wasn't cancer! I know that the leg surgery is probably no joke and it will take time to properly recover from, but at least it's not life-threatening.

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Same here. I almost had a heart attack right there when I read the word cancer. Thank god it isn't cancer and may he recover soon!

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Me, too! My hands were on my heart, thinking, "Oh no, baby, oh no!" when I skimmed and saw cancer. I was so relieved that it's not.

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I did the same thing I'm glad the surgery went well, ji soo fighting! Hopefully he gets plenty of rest so he can be nice and healthy because I want to continue to see his wonderful face and awesome acting skills

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He'll still have to take a lot of care with his health and treatment is probably going to take a while longer than I initially thought (several months), but at least it's not cancer.

He's been working really hard lately, I hope he doesn't rush himself back before he's fully recovered, I would hate for this to become a chronic condition.

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Adja Ji Soo, fighting!! Get well soon. Cancer scared the hell out of me. I'm not normally into young actors and Ji Soo was an exception for me. I couldn't believe when I read it. Never mind the drama. Of course we'll all miss you, you were so adorable, but health comes first. Get well so we'll be able to enjoy your work for many years to come. Fighting!!!

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so glad it will be ok. this is a news that scared me and i don't usually get scared at stuff. he is the no. one resident puppy and needs lots of care and to get well and be healthy.

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There is an army of noona ready to take care of Ji Soo! I have a passport, just tell me when and where and I'm on my way to nurse him back to health.

On a serious note, I'm glad that it's not bone cancer and I hope he recovers well.

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Yes, I will join you in taking care of our puppy Ji Soo!! Where do we sign up?? This noona is ready and raring to go! :)

I am so sad to hear this news. I hope he recovers well. I am enjoying him in this drama (oh the romantic possibilities), but alas, it might not be meant to be. His health is waaayyyy more important than a silly storyline.

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Count this noona too!
I can help when Ji Soo needs CPR :D

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I was very excited to keep seeing him in Fantastic but i rather have him healed 100%..... Ji soo FIGHTING!!!!!

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I almost had a heart attack when I read "cancer". Thanks god that's not it. I hope he'll recover well. He's one of the most talented young actors at the moment.

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Yeah me too! I literally stopped breathing up until it was confirmed its not cancer!

Please be healthy!!!

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And bone cancer at that. The most painful one. My cousin had and it was terrible

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* cries* Poor Ji Soo. He's completely crept into our hearts. I pray that he has a full recovery. I'm glad the Fantastic team is being accommodating. I love his character to bits but his health is the most important thing.

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I think my heart literally stopped for a moment when I read "cancer", but I'm just so relieved it's not that. I hope he recovers soon and well and that he doesn't rush it. I also think it would be better to replace him in Fantastic; it makes more sense in my opinion.

Get better soon, Ji-soo, but don't hurt yourself further to get better, either! Fighting!

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My 12 year old son had acute osteomyelitis in his spine 2 years ago. It took 9 months of antibiotics, both oral and IV to get rid of it. I can't imagine doing that with an actors schedule.

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That sounds miserable, hope your son is doing better now!

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Oh, that's just terrifying, I hope your son has fully recovered from it!

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Thank you for your kind words, he is 100% better now. I just know what a long, slow recovery Ji-soo is in for and I sincerely hope he takes, and is given the time to do so.

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I'm glad your son is fine now :)

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I'm so glad your son is better now, that must have been terrible for him.

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Yes thanks for saying this. It's not cancer, thank God, but osteomyelitis is not a severe inflammation--it's a severe infection of the bone. My son had it in junior high and he was in surgery within an hour of seeing a specialist. He had a PIC line and IV antibiotics round the clock for a 3/4 weeks, and we had to check it at all hours. It is no joke-- severe cases developing into chronic cases can even result in bone deformation, even amputation.
Praying for his full recovery

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It's sad news that he's sick and enough even to have needed surgery, but honestly feel like this post is mostly good news - imagine having feared cancer then finding out it's not + the surgery went well + the production crew seem much more understanding than is often the case.

I hope Ji Soo recovers soon, but without feeling or being pressured. Rest well!

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Yes, his agency head's message seemed pretty emphatic about giving Ji-soo the time he needed to get well + prioritising his wellbeing and not that of the production first.

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Super excited for his love line with PSY, so this is really disappointing. Although I would lose all respect for everyone involved if they tried to keep him working. Health comes first!

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I got a sudden rush of emotions, firstly so so worried since you mentioned cancer. Then when inflammation was the diagnosis I felt so glad. Of course it's best if Jisoo is healthy but it's good to know it isn't as bad as what was initially considered.

In a way I've felt he's been working too hard which could lead to burn out. It's sad he's had to take a break through this method, but I do hope he has swift recovery and we get to see him back on screen again!

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Reading this at 2AM. I was so shocked after reading it was cancer. Thankfully it isn't. Get well soon Ji Soo. Your Noonas love you and will wait for your return. 화이팅!!

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Omg. My heart dropped when I read cancer. It's good that he's getting treatment instead of just enduring the pain. I agree with what others have said above about casting a different actor. I also think thay would be better so he can concentrate on his recovery and the drama won't have to adjust a lot of plot that's already been decided on. Anyway, I wish Jisoo full recovery!

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Jisooooooo
This is heartbreaking! He looks healthy as a horse, how can he fall ill this bad. He must have had quite a scare, poor thing. Wishing him a quick recovery. Fighting Jisooya!

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I'm so sad to hear about that.
He is such a lovely and cheerful kid. And definitely way too young to bear that kind of pain. (Not that anyone should be prepared for this, mind you). At least i'm grateful it's not cancer, but even ""minor"" disease like this is difficult to recover from. I wish him all the best, and wish him to be able to fulfill his engagements if he wants too, or to rest if he prefers... If he van have the choice.
Cheers up beanies

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I think the cancer thing scared us all. I am so glad it is not that. Frankly, I just want him to rest well and get better. The drama will be fine.

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I'm just glad that it isn't cancer! I don't care about anything else! He's health is the most important thing!

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Don't scare me please!!!!!
I honestly just had a mental breakdown when I saw the cancer part and I bursted out crying.
I'm just so thankful to God that it's not cancer. Jisoo himnae!
All of us will be praying for your speedy recovery.

TB, next time please write the good/better new before the bad one. No jokes, when I say that I just cried my eyes out cause I thought he had cancer. Okay maybe I'm at fault for not reading the whole thing before jumping into the conclusion but please my heart can't it ?

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Damn! i freaked out a little when i read cancer but so so relieved that it is not ... Still a surgery is no joke and i hope he is better now. Get well soon!

And honestly i wished the production had just written his role off rather than accommodating him. For the simple reason that i feel agencies push actors back into work without regard for their health like it just recently happened. Health is the most important. Jisoo Fighting!!!

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Yeah glad it's not bone cancer, but bone infection (osteomyelitis) is still painful as hell. I wonder if it's the effect of having too much works/projects? Since Angry Mom he's working non-stop, probably in 20 projects or so and his body finally gave up.
Wish you a speedy recovery and please take care of your health, Ji Soo-ya!!!

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It seemed like Ji Soo was in so many dramas all at once!
Thank God it wasn't cancer. Sometimes you have to slow down and listen to your body especially when he was having leg pains. Thank goodness he was able to have surgery in time before it got worse.
I really like him, but health is most important!!
Hope Ji Soo has a speedy recovery so he can come back as a lead in his next endeavor!
Get Well Soon!

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I wish him a full and speedy recovery. The poor boy.

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I was in near tears when I first read about this on another site. I felt attached to JiSoo after seeing his dramas and it's like it was my little bro who was sent to the hospital. The other article I wrote had the translated statement of his company's president regarding his situation, and I read it oh-so-slowly that my breath hitched when he mentioned that the doctors first suspected it was cancer. Not cancer! Thank gods it's not but that doesn't mean that my heart is not hurting for this kid. I think it's the worst time to get sick, too. Not right now that he is already starting to gain more recognition, and various roles are already at his feet. I'm even planning to start on Fantastic just for him. OTL.

But I'm praying for his recovery, and whatever they do to his character on Fantastic is not really important to me right now. As long as he'll get out of this okay, it'll be fine. He's still young and Noonas like me will be waiting for his comeback, anyway. Ji Soo, fighting!

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Holy....I'm just coming from the W finale and am still a mess, then read the word cancer, gasped aloud and held my breath for a good 10 seconds while continuing reading and probably let out the biggest sigh of relief after that paragraph.

I hope he recovers well and tbh I couldn't care less about the drama at the moment, his health is the most important.

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I felt a chill down my spine when I read the word cancer. Thankfully it's not life threatening. I don't care for his drama whatsoever, because right now, all he needs is rest and time to heal. The production can do what they want but I hope their decision doesn't force Ji Soo to rush back to sets. That's really such a no-no.

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I hope to god they actually give him all the time he needs to rest and recover, and not the bare minimum.

I'm having flashbacks to news of Jo Boa being sent back to her drama set with a diagnosis of encephalomeningitis, and Lee Yubi coming back to hers with a back injury that should have put her in hospital for 4 weeks but in reality she only got two weeks off.

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Poor baby :(

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Praying for his recovery, and good health.

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This is so sad to hear. I hope what he has is not cancer. Will be praying for him.

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Get well soon, Ji Soo. He has been literally working non-stop. On a side note, "Lee Jun Ki's Moon Lovers:Scarlet Heart Ryeo". Now, that's funny since there are so many actors together headlining the drama.

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I froze in my seat for a minute when I saw the word cancer and was so glad when I read afterwards that it isn't. Poor boy's been working non-stop since last year that his body couldn't handle it anymore. Dang, I was really looking forward to his storyline with Park Si Yeon but I think it would be best for them to write off his character and have a new guy come in for Sul. Ji Soo needs to have complete rest for at least a couple of months to recover. He won't be able to relax if his mind's still thinking about the project. Many more opportunities will come so he should just take this time to have that break he deserves for all the work he's put out in the past couple of months.

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I heard the news earlier today and was so saddened and shocked that our puppy had to go through this. =( I'm just glad that his agency and the Fantastic team seem to be so supportive. Health is always the priority and it's a relief that he could undergo surgery immediately. Wishing Jisoo a speedy discovery!! Even if they have to rewrite his role in Fantastic to end his screen time there, I'm still thankful that he was a part of this production and there will surely be many more opportunities ahead in his bright career. For now, I just want him to focus on rest and to get better without the stress of trying to rush anything to get back to work. *big hugs for Jisoo*

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Jiayou, puppa!

I'm sure he wants to work hard. But I hope his agency feels the necessity for him to rest and convinces him to do so. I'm glad FantastiC is going to work around his needs. I really don't want him replace or his loveline derailed. Maybe just a little more time on the girls' friendship and Tae-Hoon sshi.

I'm wishing you the best, Jisoo!

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poor thing! imagine how fearful and despondent he felt when he thought it was cancer! So relieved he is recovering.

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That's the first thing I thought, too - I can't even imagine how it must be to hear that you may have cancer, and at such a young age too. I freaked out enough over a new mole, imagine having a doctor tell you may have bone cancer at 23....

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GAAAAAAH why do you have to put that adorbs pic of him :( puppy jisoo :((((

But in the light of it, dramagods, looks like the adultery couple of nice guy might work after all. CoughKimTaehoonCough

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That's awful. I read that surgical treatment for osteomyelitis involves cutting off parts of the bone that have died. I'd much rather him take time off and just rest, there will always dramas to film later. I wish him all the best and a full recovery.

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I wonder how he got infected. Does he have a recent injury or any predisposing factors for acute osteomyelitis? Nevertheless, I'll pray for his recovery. Maybe it's the universe telling him to slow it down as he have been very active and busy lately. Health comes first!

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It seems like you can get it by getting punctured by something or maybe contact like through the skin and it goes to the blood and travels around. I had an infected tooth a couple weeks. I have a high pain threshold so I didn't realize. I did though have symptoms of an infection that went away after I started an antibiotic. I had a phlegm, nasal stuffiness and my upper intestinal issues, chest heaviness. I don't know why i didn't realize because it was the same as when I had a reoccuring Strep B infection. My doctor told me that the tooth infection could have caused all those things plus the really swollen lymph nodes around the neck. If he was feeling fatigue and slight pain he could have figured it was just his back to back drama schedule.

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Auww, Ji Soo surely loved by entire Beanies community, when comparing the comment section between his article and recap of FantastiC. Not that i'm complaining :)

Since Ji Soo's character is not really important to the drama (so far), I think it is better he drop out from this drama. maybe it is not necessary to introduce new character, so we can get BFF's moments more. Maybe can just pair Sul with Jong-ki.

Anyway, health comes first. Get well soon, boy.

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I'd already read that it was osteomyletis but my heart nearly stopped when I read 'first stages of bone cancer'. Still really glad that it's NOT cancer, though.

And I sincerely hope he gets enough time to recover fully, even if that means dropping out of Fantastic and asking for the viewers' understanding, or writing out his character. We want to see him, but that can never take priority over his health! He's been in surgery, and from what little reading I did, treatment can take up to 42 days and it's possible for this to become a chronic condition. Praying that that doesn't happen!

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Oh my goodness, how scary to read this bit of news.

Wishing Ji-soo a full recovery.

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Yikes, this news came across in an especially heart-stopping way, didn't it? What a relief to get to the "not cancer" part, let's hope that's true (I come from a long line of catastrophizers) and that he will sail through his post-surgery recovery with no complications.
But after seeing too many medical Kdramas my inner voice is screaming "get to an American hospital ASAP!!!" LOL

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I just hope Jisoo gets better. I'm so happy it's not cancer. I have fallen for this young actor and would be heartbroken if he had cancer. I honest to goodness teared up when I started reading that it might have been cancer. Jisoo is the main reason I watch half of the dramas he's in. Some are one's that I wanted to watch i.e. Moon Lovers. And some just happen because of him i.e. Fantastic. But then Angry Mom introduced me to him and I fell. Hard. I hope he gets better and I hope they resolve what they need to for this drama.

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The preliminary test nearly killed me. Oh thank goodness its only a bone infection.. Rest well Ji-soo ya..

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Hope Ji Soo get well soon, wish him for quick recovery.

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Ji soo's character was adorable in fantastic, I was looking forward to more scenes of him. But, after hearing this news I just want him to take rest and fully recover. Take a break so that we can enjoy more dramas from him in the future.

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I just caught up on "Fantastic" then came here to see what else was posted. I went from super-happy and giggling at what next week would bring us viewers to heart-pounding worry for this talented kid. He's too young to be in that much pain! Be well, Jisoo! Fighting!!!! And thank you for the update, DB!

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Sad news to hear, but thanks for posting it. I guess even real life wants to stop Ji-Soo's characters from having a successful noona romance. I hope he has a complete recovery to full health soon. Best of luck to the Fantastic writer and director for figuring out how to work around this.

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I love this kid, everyone I know knows I love him, I feel like crying! My heart almost stopped when I read cancer, thank god it isn't. Still worried for him though, I just hope he rests well and recovers 100% and doesn't rush through the recovery to get back to his projects, his health is more important, way more important.

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It's a major surgery, I think ? I imagine he would need quite a long time to recover fully. How is he expected to still be working in that time ? Eventhough his scenes require only for him to sit or in bed. It's still working.

Poor puppy..... :(

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At least Ji Soo will have a break time, but about Jo Bo Ah, poor this girl, she now filming for new drama soon. ><

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We just learned about osteomyelitis in med school, and it's really serious. ): Six weeks on IV antibiotics and if it's bad enough, even amputation. I'm so glad the production team isn't trying to rush recovery and really hope he gets better soon!

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Yes that is what I thought of when I read it that he could lose his leg. this kind of infection could go to the blood. In one of the statements it was said the surgeons did their best. I wasn't sure it meant he had good doctors or there was possible damage to his leg because of the necessary clean up of the leg.

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