Heo Ji Woong Gives Update On His Health And Successful Chemotherapy
Heo Ji Woong is on his way to a full recovery.
On May 15, the writer and television personality uploaded a photo of himself at the gym along with a message about his health status.
Below is a full translation of his message:
My chemotherapy is complete. In the tests afterwards, there weren’t any abnormalities. My hair and eyebrows are growing back again. I remember the [kind] heart of the person who originally collected four-leaf clovers in an album for his grandmother and ended up sending it to me, saying he thought I would need it. I remember the person who said they were able to get back up and gain strength through my writing during their most difficult time and that they wanted to help me now. I don’t think I’ve lived a good enough life to deserve these kinds of encouragement and support. I did try, but I wasn’t able to do so. The whole time I was laying in my hospital room, that was the thing that embarrassed me the most.
As of now, I’m exercising. I’m happy that it’s okay for me to exercise, so all I do is work out every day. I want to quickly rebuild my strength and be able to get back up with that strength. I will become a good adult that deserves the encouragement and support. Thank you.
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항암 일정이 끝났습니다. 이후 진행한 검사에서도 더 이상 암이 없다고 합니다. 머리털도 눈썹도 다시 자라고 있습니다. 할머니를 위해 네잎클로버를 하나씩 모아 앨범을 만들었다가 이제는 형에게 필요할 것 같다며 보내준 분의 마음을 기억하고 있습니다. 가장 힘들 때 제 글로 다시 일어설 힘을 얻었었다며 이제 자신이 도움을 주고 싶다던 분의 이야기를 기억하고 있습니다. 저는 이런 격려와 응원을 받아도 될만큼 좋은 인생을 살지 않았던 것 같습니다. 노력은 했었는데, 닿지 못했습니다. 병실에 누워있는 내내 그것이 가장 창피했습니다. 당장은 운동을 합니다. 운동을 해도 괜찮다는 것이 기뻐서 매일 운동만 합니다. 빨리 근력을 되찾고 그 힘으로 버티고 서서, 격려와 응원이 부끄럽지 않을만큼 좋은 어른이 되겠습니다. 고맙습니다.
Heo Ji Woong revealed that he had been diagnosed with malignant lymphoma in December 2018. Since then, he has halted promotions to focus on his chemotherapy and recovery.