Schedule cleared and absolute rest prescribed for Hyori
Following a post-concert collapse, pop singer Lee Hyori has canceled all her year-end activities. She had been found unconscious at home on the 26th and taken to a hospital.
She was found to be suffering from pneumonia and malnutrition, which follows a period of overwork as she spent two months rehearsing for her first solo concert(s) on the 19th and 20th, which she performed successfully despite fighting a cold. Such overwork was deemed the cause of her condition, and she was prescribed absolute rest.
That means she won’t be hosting year-end awards programs as planned, did she perform with Rain as had been hyped. She’s canceled early January CF shoots, as well as all other activities.
It’s becoming almost expected for singers to work themselves into a frenzy preceding big events, then collapse in the aftermath, like their bodies are seeking rest at the first opportunity. At least it didn’t happen in concert for Hyori. Unfortunately, when the stars themselves don’t know their own limits (and they push themselves, rather than being forced to by, say, management), these kinds of occurrences will only continue.
Via SBS News