Update: Trot Singer Lee Chan Won Diagnosed With COVID-19 + Variety Show Co-Stars And More Test Negative
Updated December 5 KST:
More celebrities have shared negative test results after being tested due to potential exposure to COVID-19.
Lee Hwi Jae’s agency Cube Entertainment stated, “Lee Hwi Jae and all the staff who took part in filming received negative test results. However Lee Hwi Jae has been classified as someone who was in close contact with a confirmed case, and so he will be postponing all his scheduled activities and continuing self-quarantine, as per disease control guidelines.”
Lee Ha Jung has also tested negative. She shared on Instagram, “The cast of ‘Taste of Wife’ and the cast of ‘PPONG School’ have all received negative test results.”
Singer Lee Ji Hoon shared on Instagram that he tested negative for COVID-19. He expressed his hopes for Lee Chan Won’s quick recovery.
Celebrities including Seo Jang Hoon, Yoon Jong Shin, the band Jaurim, and Lee Juck work with the same stylist as Lee Chan Won. Negative test results have now been shared for the stylist, Seo Jang Hoon, and Yoon Jong Shin. Jaurim did not meet with the stylist for a week. Lee Juck has also not been in contact with the stylist and is in self-quarantine.
Singer Jung Dong Won tested negative for COVID-19. New Era Project confirmed that Jang Min Ho, Young Tak, Im Young Woong, Kim Hee Jae, and Jung Dong Won are all in good health and are following the disease control authorities’ guidelines. They added that Lee Chan Won is following instructions from the authorities and that there is nothing significant to share about his health.
Trot singer Lee Chan Won has tested positive for COVID-19.
On December 3, his agency released the following statement:
This is New Era Project.
Lee Chan Won received a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the early morning of December 3.
He therefore immediately began self-quarantine and is following the required steps set out by the disease control authorities.
Currently, everyone with a connection to Lee Chan Won is undergoing testing and some have already finished testing and are in self-quarantine.
He has halted all activities and will be carrying out his full social responsibilities according to the disease control authorities’ guidelines until the situation is safe.
We express our apologies as his management for our failings when it comes to the care of our artist.
As one of the Top 6 from the hit show “Mister Trot,” Lee Chan Won is a cast member of television programs including TV Chosun’s “PPONG School.” The network shared that Lee Chan Won had filmed for the show on December 1, and all the cast and staff who took part in filming that day have been informed that he tested positive. They stated that regardless of whether or not they were in direct contact with him, everyone was undergoing testing and had entered self-quarantine. The network also took steps including closing their office building for the time being.
It has now been shared that singers Im Young Woong, Young Tak, Jang Min Ho, and Kim Hee Jae have all tested negative for COVID-19. Their agency New Era Project confirmed that they remain in self-quarantine. The test results for their fellow “Mister Trot” Top 6 member Jung Dong Won have not yet been announced.
TV personality Boom did not host his SBS radio show on December 3, as he appears on “PPONG School” and “Love Call Center” with Lee Chan Won. Boom’s test result has also come back negative, and he will be in self-quarantine for two weeks. MOMOLAND’s JooE is taking over as DJ of his radio show for the time being.
The filming for “PPONG School” on December 1 was a collaboration with the TV Chosun program “Taste of Wife,” and celebrities including Park Myung Soo, Hong Hyun Hee, Jason, Lee Hwi Jae, and Jang Young Ran took part in filming.
Negative test results have been received by Park Myung Soo, Hong Hyun Hee, Jason, and Jang Young Ran. Lee Hwi Jae is waiting for his results. Park Myung Soo also could not take part in the live broadcast of his KBS Cool FM radio show and filming was canceled for his Channel A variety program “Dog Bone” (literal title).
Seo Jang Hoon did not participate in filming for “Ask Us Anything” on December 3 as he shares a stylist with Lee Chan Won. As a precaution, he has undergone testing and is in self-quarantine. Singer Lee Juck also works with the same stylist team, and he is waiting for their results while in self-quarantine.
TV Chosun’s head of production Seo Hye Jin has received a negative test result, and many producers and staff members of the programs are waiting for results. A source from the network told Star News, “Currently, all the cast and producers other than Lee Chan Won have received negative test results.”