Noh Hong Chul Explains His Drunk Driving Incident And Talks About What He Learned From It

Noh Hong Chul spoke about his drunk driving incident and revealed the reason why he didn’t call for a taxi as well as the reason why he asked for a blood alcohol level test.

During Youth Festival 2017 in Seoul on May 7, he went on stage as a lecturer and talked about the experience.

He knelt in front of about 30,000 people and said, “At the time, I was a model for a chaffeur service, and I didn’t call. It was because I was afraid that they would be upset if I called the service for such a short distance, saying I’m a young person who was fooling around.”

He revealed that the reason why he chose the blood test instead of the breathalyzer test. He said, “If I chose the blood test, it would have given me time for my shows at the time and I thought that within the week that it would have taken for them to get the results, I could get everything done that I needed to.”

He then said that he was living a new life after the incident. He said, “No matter what I try to do, I’m not free because I don’t have anonymity. I get pictures taken of me even if I’m abroad, and if I grow out my beard, people say I’ve given up. Seeing that my situation and how I’m portrayed in photos are so different, I realized that what’s most important is not how I look to other people, but my own happiness.”

He concluded by saying, “It’s cool to me that I opened my own bookstore, and that I’m raising a donkey, and that I only do shows that I want to despite them having low ratings. I didn’t know this when I took it easy but after I’ve fallen down once, I looked back on life. I’m very sorry that the reason why I did that was because of drunk driving, but if it weren’t for that, I wouldn’t have had the time to reflect on my life like this.”

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