CEO Park Moo Shin stated, “(Choi)Sung Won suffered a small injury on the filming set and went to the hospital for a check-up. While doing so, he discovered he had acute leukemia. The doctor said that he was very lucky to have discovered this early on.”
He continued, “He was very lucky to have been able to do this thanks to the patience of the drama staff. Even though the airing date of the drama was soon to come, the staff tried to help him any way they can so he can go to the hospital. One of the staff members gave me a handful of blood donor cards, which helped a lot with his chemotherapy. It’s been two weeks since he was diagnosed so I thought his mind had become firmer, but he cried because he was thankful to everyone,” and the CEO also cried delivering these words.
The CEO concluded with, “This is the first time I’ve received this kind of generous treatment from the drama staff. Sung Won also said, ‘I will resume my activities being much more appreciative of even the smallest things.’ He will receive treatment for one year and come back looking healthy.”
Meanwhile, Choi Sung Won has decided to leave the upcoming drama “Mirror of the Witch” to focus on receiving treatment.