Kim Jong Kook shared his experience with gout on JTBC’s “Ask Us Anything.”
On July 29, Kim Jong Kook appeared as a guest on the variety show and talked about when he got gout in his legs from consuming too much protein.
The singer shared, “It hurts so badly that you can’t even sleep. I almost couldn’t shoot ‘Running Man‘ because of gout. So I took painkillers and wore slippers to the set.”
However, his slippers were perceived as a rude move at the time. Kim Jong Kook revealed, “People criticized me for my poor attitude.”
Upon hearing Kim Jong Kook’s struggle, Kim Heechul teased, “Is that why Kang Ho Dong tried to take your place then?”
Kang Ho Dong also chimed in, saying, “He’s an amateur. Professionals can’t be sick!” Kim Jong Kook played along with Kang Ho Dong’s joke and remarked, “Huh? I think I saw a comment like that [on the internet] during that time!”