Lee Hi appeared on the August 20 broadcast of SBS’s “Party People” and shared the sad truth behind her song “Breathe.”
The singer said, “Back when I released that song, I had problems with breathing. I was suffering from a slight panic disorder, and it always felt like I was suffocating.”
She continued, “I didn’t even know I wasn’t breathing properly. When I finally realized it, I tried breathing using a plastic bag but ended up going to the hospital. I hoped that the song ‘Breathe’ would help those who are exhausted and have difficulty breathing.”
Park Jin Young responded to the courageous confession and said, “Things like breathing and your heart beating are natural to your body. It must be difficult if one of these things don’t continue to work.”
Lee Hi then revealed the most difficult moment for her, saying, “I wasn’t able to do what I wanted to do. I really wanted to sing, but I couldn’t do that freely.”
Following this, Lee Hi performed “Breathe” and shed tears from the rush of emotions she felt while recounting the hard times in her life. After the performance, Park Jin Young and the other guests comforted her with kind words. She also performed “Dangerous Woman” with Baek A Yeon, who was also a guest on the show. Watch both performances below!