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Ji-soo’s Fantastic storyline reduced, but return to set eagerly anticipated

Cry no more, Ji-soo fans! We’ve got a promising update on an otherwise bleak situation so you can do away with the Kleenex for now.

Last week, talented rising star Ji-soo underwent emergency surgery for acute osteomyelitis (a rare and severe infection of the bone) after being rushed to the hospital for excruciating leg pain. Today, his agency, Prain TPC, has stated that Ji-soo is recovering well; they’re closely monitoring his progress and waiting to see when he’ll be able to return to the set of currently airing JTBC weekend drama Fantastic.

Because Ji-soo is currently on the mend, it was revealed that Fantastic scripts for this weekend’s episodes 7 and 8 have been modified, and Ji-soo’s original storyline reduced. However, a CP from the show confirmed that the scenes he was unable to film have been reassigned to later episodes. The Fantastic production team is hopeful that Ji-soo will make a full and speedy recovery and eagerly awaits his return to set. In the meantime, filming will carry on for the rest of the crew.

In Fantastic, Ji-soo plays the part of lawyer Kim Sang-wook who has a case of puppy love for Park Shi-yeon’s character, whose tough-as-nails personality is suppressed by her terrible in-laws and cheating chaebol husband. Viewers were smitten with his adorable noona crush on the show and shocked by his sudden health scare, but fortunately, it seems as though things are starting to look up, and he may be returning to the screen sooner than anticipated. Huzzah!

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Yay! I was all for Ji Soo taking time off to get better, but his character is my favorite thing about the show. I hope he gets well soon, and we get to see more of his adorable noona crush!!!

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I hope he makes a complete recovery before heading back to film. Wasn't it reported that he had a really bad fever?

I think it would be pretty funny if the writer wrote some sort of story in Fantastic to mirror this current situation. There is a drama filming within the drama afterall.

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Good idea. It would be nice if he could just lie in bed and be fussed over.

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Absolutely agree! I think I said they should just film in his (real) hospital bed or something like that. ^_^

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Totally agree!!! That would be funny and interesting! We get to see Jisoo without really disturbing his treatment. keke

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Jisoo, make sure you're really a-ok before you return to set!! Cheering you on for a speedy recovery and to get back to your adorable noona romance!!

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Jisoo's christ, this is fantastic news!!!!!! ?

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May Jisoo's heavenly Father bless us as we anticipate the return of his Son Jisoo's.

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I just caught onto your pun, "Son Jisoo’s", Very clever of you. Ha Ha! I hope Jisoo reads all the love emails, to help him mend well.

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OMG your comment is genius XD

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This is by far the best use of his name yet. Nice job! Amen, or something?

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Amen!!!! ?

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The catholic blood in me is feeling all blasphemy-fied with this comment.

I so glad I am not that catholic else I would have to pray for your souls.

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LOL Amen! Hallelujah!!

Seriously though... Been praying for his speedy recovery.

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Am I the only one who is NOT thrilled to read this?

It's been barely ten days since his diagnosis, and from what I've read, osteomyletis requires several weeks of treatment and can get worse if aggravated.

I mean, I'd rather have him out of the show and in good health for future projects, rather than risking life and limb to fulfil his commitments just ten days after a cancer scare.

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mee too. It isn't necessary to do that filming

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Yeah, I'm not sure this is great news to be honest. I'd much rather he'd stay home at recoup for as long as it takes without a production team and agency eagerly awaiting when he can film again.

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I'm not thrilled either. His health and full (not prompt and quick so he can return to a drama) recovery is my priority here. Bone surgery is very serious. If he's not fully healed and he comes back now thinking he's okay or wanting to be okay simply to fulfill his acting obligations; it could lead to serious permanent damage. PSY has a slight limp because eons ago she came back to filming set after an injury to fulfill obligation "recovered" but not fully really recovered. I wish the writers, his agency, and fans would simply let him be written off so that he may get all the rest he needs. Drama schedules are hectic and grueling. Aside from coming back from surgery all the back to back filming he's been doing from one project to another. Let the boy rest. You can noona love him in another role soon.

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Exactly. As much as I anticipated his cute romance with PSY, this isn't the way or the time... this type of illness needs plenty of rest and recovery, not spending grueling hours on set. This business doesn't cater to people suffering from pain. If he overdoes it, there's sadly the potential of damage to his limbs or a high chance of another infection. I get it, it's a good role but this isn't deep. Recover fully first and catch the next drama.

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God yes, he just had surgery for a bone infection! They sure as hell better be very confident that he fully recovers before going back to the set.

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Same, not thrilled at all. K-entertainment's understanding of full recovery is definitely not my understanding of it. ?

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Me too. Let the poor guy recover ffs. "Return to set eagerly anticipated"... If that's not pressure I'm not sure what is.

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same tbh. its a rare and severe disease. he shouldnt be anywhere near a film set for AT LEAST a month. jfc. i like ji soo and miss his face but its really not worth it man.

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I hope they don't rush his recovery. I had osteomyelitis last year in my hand. Part of my pinky was amputated because the infection had eaten through the bone. It was 8 weeks of IV antibiotics and a year of periodic x-rays to make sure it hadn't returned before I was considered cured.

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I'm not either... Heck, the only thing that made that drama interesting for me was his story arc with PSH but I don't want him to risk his health for a drama.

I wish him a speedy recovery and hope that he can rest. I thought they were going to write him off or just replace with another actor with a notice...

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Thanks, Pogo, for bringing this up, and everyone else's comments below. I mentioned before that my son was diagnosed with osteomyelitis in middle school...thankfully my doctor neighbor kept asking questions and telling my husband to get him blood tests, then an X-ray, later than week an MRI. I wasn't tracking this that well, leaving it to my husband and not understanding it was much beyond some leg pain, but three days later after I accompanied him to the orthopaedic surgeon, he was in surgery at the hospital next door about 45 minutes later. He did not have "excruciating leg pain" as JiSoo did.

After surgery he was on a Pic line and IV antibiotics around the clock for 4 or 5 weeks...we were told to monitor the line to make sure there was no obstruction to the flow...it had a built-in alarm when that happened. Someone else here mentioned her child was being treated with antibiotics for 9 months!

For crying out loud, this is a DRAMA, but his situation is real life and very serious. Write him out and let him FULLY recover. Korea has some great scriptwriters that could help out. In fact, why not get the help of Lee So-Hye?!

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Same, this does not feel right.

I really hope he takes all the time he needs to recover completely.

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+1

While I love Ji Soo and consider his noona crush on PSY as one of the highlights of the show, I really hope he rests further and just request to be written out of the story. I can root for Manager hyung for Baek Seol for the duration of the drama.

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It doesn't seem like they're saying "we're not letting you out of your contract." But rather "we'll honor your contract if you're able to return."

Honestly, young actors have such a small window of time to make a name for themselves (before army-duty and middle age start to change things and fresher younger faces take center-stage). I'm sure he appreciates that they didn't simply write him out and that there's a possibility of returning to the show. Especially since it's a role that's helped him build his fan base.

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I agree with you. The physical, emotional and mental health status should be Jisoo's main focus now. The fans will support and respect his personal and career decisions.

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I am just going to assume that people specially actors in Korea heal very fast!

But seriously, this is somewhat wrong. He should get a good rest and why do people praise actors who work when they are sick or hurt or pull six days all nighter? Probably that sis the reason why people consider it ok to work in such unhealthy conditions.

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Glad to hear that things are going well in his recovery! That's definitely the most important thing, but luckily we get the added benefit of him returning to Fantastic sooner than we anticipated :)

Ji Soo fighting!

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Not thrilled at all. It was a very serious health scare and serious diagnosis and surgery. Can't they just write him off so that he can have all the time needed (and more) to properly rest, heal, and truly recover? Think of the possible long term damage if he comes back too soon and aches who has not fully mended. I would rather he just rest and comeback truly ready with another role than rush to please agency, fans, writers, and such. His Heath and future should be more important than any of this. I mean it's only been 10 days and there I talk of comeback from cancer scare then bone surgery with diagnosis of osteomyelitis, that's insane.

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So glad to hear that he's recovering well.
Thank you for the update ❤️

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I dropped Fantastic after the first episode and have no real desire to return to it but I'm glad that Ji-soo will return a lot sooner than first thought. I hope, though, that he is given enough time to properly heal. Ji-soo fighting!

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They should have brought in a replacement actor to take over his role. As soon as they got the diagnosis he should have been allowed to leave the drama and focus on his health. Hopefully he will have a very long acting career but if he's in constant pain then it will hinder his career.

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way to pressure him into coming back sooner than it would be good for him. Didn't he only had intrusive surgery a week ago? There was a cancer scare, please let the kid recover. Heck, I would much rather see them recast the role than this.

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Can you guys fix the spelling? Osteomyelitis. I am so glad it's not bone cancer, but bone infections are very serious. Wishing him a fast recovery!

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Fixed. Thanks for pointing it out! :)

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As a Jisoo-fan the only thing that would make me cry is if he was really coming back for this drama.

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This is not good news. He should be resting, not working! Osteomyelitis is not as serious as cancer, but it could very well have been. The infection could have easily spread to his blood, leading to septicemia and subsequent death.

Yes, commitments are commitments, but at the expense of his health (and what if, life?)

Korean Workaholic Entertainment Industry could at least try to rewrite the script to him being sick and bedridden.... they could write that they got into a motorcycle accident but Park Shi-yeon got only scratches so she'd be like totally guilty or something so she's going to take care of him 24-7.. I dunno, whatever. Something. Just nothing that involves standing or walking.

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Wow! I like your suggestions. Hope some staffs notice your comments here.

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I hope that means he's better now! Who cares if he has to reduced his screentime? His health comes first! I'm sure we'll get more Ji-soo time even if not in "Fantastic" in the future.

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Well, one way to keep him in the show AND rest and heal, would be to adjust the script to him (with a body double) to have been injured while chasing someone who tried to steal Noona's motorcycle and have her visiting him in the hospital and bringing porridge and a lot of LOVE to the hospital, allowing that lovely romance to blossom and he can rest by filming at the hospital for those scenes.

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That photo though ??
Puppy no more.

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It would be nice if we could get the scenes without being modified but I'll take they'll give ..they could postpone the airing of episode for the week if he's really make speedy recovery ahh..but I seriously would rather hope that hes completely well and does more dramas in the future.

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I agree with all the concerned Beanies here ... let the poor guy have a rest, before it affects his long-term health! What are they doing even asking or letting him back so early?!

If they must get him back to the show, how about he goes after one of the Evil Trio (the penny-pinching mother in law, the heartless sister in law, or the cheating husband, I don't care which) and gets plonked in prison (awaiting trial) and she's also framed for being an accomplice, but he gives her legal advice from his jail cell, and with the support of Ryu Hae-sung and the Musketeer Unnies, they win the day!

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I agree that his health comes first and don't mind his scripts write-off b'cos I don't like him have noona crush with PSY. PSY in this drama look so different and puffy face.

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No matter how much I love his character in this drama and love him, I really want him to be healthy and not potentially hurting himself further with this... :'( I want to see him of course! but I really want him to take his time to recover. I don't want him hurt more than he already is/was. I hope he is going to be wise with what he allows himself to do and doesn't let others push him too hard too fast.

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i hope he takes it easy!!!!!!!!!!

such a hard working one!

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Good thing his character here isn't one where all the mains are working in the same place or associated with each other like in scarlet heart or jealousy incarnate cuz then it would've been really weird to not appear now when everyone else is together and then suddenly appear again later. Poor boy tho, hes under pressure now to heal faster/ leave the hospital earlier to film. Ah the troubles of being an actor.

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