Sunny Reveals Onew Worried about His Singing Career before Undergoing Vocal Cord Surgery
During the December 17 radio broadcast of MBC FM4U “Sunny’s FM Date,” Onew’s name was brought up during a conversation with the guest, singer Kim Yeon Woo.
Sunny said, “I heard that you’ve gotten close with SHINee’s Onew recently. I also heard that Onew has been receiving help from you [Kim Yeon Woo].”
In response, Kim Yeon Woo shared about Onew’s current condition: “[His] voice has gotten a lot better after his vocal cord surgery. I saw him after a long time. I’ve been trying to get him to stop smoking. I told him, ‘Promise me, this time, let’s do it right.’”
Sunny continued, “I’m good friends with Onew because we’re the same age. I’m thankful that you [Kim Yeon Woo] revealed, on broadcast, the fact that Onew is struggling these days. Onew actually worried a lot about his career as a singer after vocal cord surgery—even before getting surgery. He said he had a lot of worries about what path he should take in the future.”
However, Kim Yeon Woo positively reassured, “He worries a lot, but I have a feeling that he’ll do well even if he puts out a solo album later. His vocal range has gotten better and he sings comfortably now. I’m watching over him for free because I adore Onew. He has such a good heart, so I buy him drinks and give lessons for free. Where would he be able to find another hyung like me?” causing laughter in the studio.