Son Dambi: “My Dad’s Stroke Was My Turning Point”


On the most recent episode of KBS “Star Life Theater,” Son Dam Bi revealed the reasons behind her diligence. She was done for the day’s worth of schedule, but did not stop practicing. She headed right back to her practice studio to get ready for and perfect her upcoming comeback stage. 

A crew member of “Star Life Theater” asked Son Dam Bi, “Aren’t you exhausted? You’re done for the day and yet you have no time to rest.” Son Dam Bi calmly looked at the camera and started explaining how she became such a career-driven woman. She said, “When I was young, my dad had a stroke and was hospitalized. Since then, I had been going back and forth between the hospital and practice studio. It was repeated one too many times.”

She added, “Back then, I had no confidence in my own future. I was very weak. Now that I look back at it, that was the turning point in my life. I remember it being so hard. I lost a lot of weight and struggled very much.” As she was telling what could be an unfortunate teenage years, Son Dam Bi did not lose her golden smile. 

Also on this episode of “Star Life Theater,” Son Dam Bi reunited with some of her high school friends for drinks. They talked about the “good old days” and shared everyday life stories with each other like any other friends do.