HaHa talked about the pain that many variety show members went through.
He revealed that because of being on shows such as 'Infinity Challenge' and 'Running Man', he had to have surgery on his spinal disc. He revealed, "My spinal disc problem became so bad that I needed to undergo a procedure. My 7th disc burst seriously. But I couldn't say that I was not well. I thought everyone went through the same thing. It could be that my doctor was exaggerating, but he told me I was almost paralyzed."
He also revealed the serious injuries that other 'Running Man' members had. He said, "Yoo Jae Suk-hyung's ankle is twisted, and he has problems with his ankle, back, and neck, as well as his fingers. Gary-hyung has problems with his shoulders. He can't hold up a patbingsoo bowl because he tore one of his ligaments. For variety show members such as us who use our bodies, it's like we're athletes. But we don't have time to recover. If we get seriously injured, that gets edited out. There are things we just can't talk about, since making others laugh is our priority."
He added that he filmed 'Running Man' on Monday and Tuesdays, JTBC's 'As I Say' on Wednesdays, and 'Infinity Challenge' on Thursdays. He reveals, "Filming for 'Infinity Challenge' lasts more than a day. We filmed yesterday, we filmed the day before that, and we even have filming tonight after this."
It seems like the silver lining in the cloud is that the members of 'Running Man' will finally have some time to recuperate after the show is done. What do you think about this aspect of physical variety shows?