Kim Jung Hyun To Step Down From Drama “Time” Due To Health Concerns
On August 26, his agency O& Entertainment revealed, “Actor Kim Jung Hyun is inevitably leaving due to health problems. Until now, Kim Jung Hyun has filmed while simultaneously receiving treatment as he had strong determination to not cause trouble for the drama. The production team also accommodated for the actor’s determination as much as possible, doing the best so he could complete the drama with necessary measures like schedule adjustments.”
The agency continued, “However, due to the doctor’s recent diagnosis that he needs psychological and physical rest, his departure has been decided after much discussion with the production team.”
“The actor is very heartbroken himself as he unintentionally caused trouble for the viewers who love the drama ‘Time,’ the production team, and his fellow actors. He will focus on his treatment and recovery and do his best to show better sides of himself in the future,” the statement concludes.
On his health concerns, O& Entertainment shared through a phone call with a news outlet, “He has recently been suffering with an eating disorder and sleep disorder.”
The production team also commented, “He is doing his best with the filming that he has remaining. We have had lots of conversations about the drama, and he has played the character well with passionate acting in every scene and amazing analysis of the drama. We hope he will recover quickly and that we can meet him again in good condition.”
The script will be edited instead of bringing in a new actor. To prevent spoilers, the drama has not revealed the exact timing of his departure.