In the early morning of May 24, Son Ho Young attempted suicide using the same method as his deceased girlfriend. According to the police, he parked his car in a public parking lot in Seoul and lighted a coal briquette, intending to kill himself of gas poisoning. However, the inside of the car caught fire, and Son Ho Young was able to get himself out of the car. Fire fighters were called immediately by a passerby.
Son Ho Young is currently being treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Many feel that this attempt was made due to the tragic death of his girlfriend, as well as the malicious rumors and comments that followed afterward by the netizens.