On a recent broadcast of Chinese talk show 'Ke Fan Ting Qing', Tao started to explain the reason he left Korea by saying, "I didn't want to live tired like that."
When a question pressed him with, "When were you most hurt?", Tao answered, "When the company made me leave." He further explained, "During a program playing basketball, I injured my ankle ligaments. At the time, I still worked hard because my fans were right there, but the label pressured me to continue on with my schedule even with the serious injury. I was willing to sacrifice for my team, but the limit comes when you go too far."