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Jung Chae Yeon discusses her mental and physical health in a frank interview

By alice101   Friday, November 11, 2016   67,235   5,372   43



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IOI and DIA's member, Jung Chae Yeon sat down for an interview with Herald POP to talk about the struggles that she had been hiding. 

Jung Chae Yeon has been having a busy year -- 'Produce 101', working as IOI and DIA, tvN variety show, and tvN drama, 'Drinking Alone'. It has been taking a toll on her health, and many fans were concerned for this still young singer/actress. 

When asked about her physical health, Jung Chae Yeon responded, "I would be lying if I said it hasn't been difficult. Sometimes I would cry alone in the car. Waiting before working is the hardest. Sometimes I get stressed out suddenly. I would actually be more energized when I'm filming and working. I get strength from actor sunbaes as well as the IOI and DIA members. It hurts more when I am doing nothing." 

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Regarding her title, 'Noryangjin Beauty' from the drama, Jung Chae Yeon said, "I am very thankful. After getting voted as visual No.1 in 'Produce 101,' many people think that I am pretty. I accepted the title, but I feel shy about it. I am just very thankful."   

The singer actually struggled to lose weight before debut. She commented, "When I was a trainee, I lost weight by not eating and went from 64 kg to 49 kg (~ 141 to 108 lbs). I didn't want to get kicked out of the agency so I wanted to lose more. Even after that, I lost more weight by eating only salad and fruit. But these days, I eat." 

And because of her history, fans worry about her health. To their concerns, Jung Chae Yeon responded confidently, "People do not pass out easily. I am healthy because I eat a lot of meat, I think. For a while, I was never sick with the cold."

The singer also revealed her thoughts on hateful comments, saying, "Honestly, I do get hurt by those. I can't not see the negative comments. The ones that speak badly about my parents hurt the most...As I work in this industry, I sometimes feel depressed and sad, but there's more joy. I hope people do not dislike me too much." 

When asked what her favorite comment was, she picked, "Thank you for smiling. It will always be okay." She explained, "I suddenly gained a lot of fans this year. I do not want to let them down and continue to show them good things and say thank you. I want to improve my skills and not show them anything bad." 

Now all the major promotions and drama are over, Jung Chae Yeon can finally rest and sleep. During the break, what will she be doing? The singer explained, "I want to heal my exhausted mental health. I want to recover my brightness by self-reflection and to concentrate on me. I haven't seen my family for a long time. I want to meet good people and have a good time with them. I will use the little bit of time left in the year and use it for myself in a productive way."

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17caratarohas Friday, November 11, 2016

stop hating on her she's done alot and she's still veeerrry young if u think about it. this makes me worry about other idols as eunwoo...astro just debut but eunwoo is everywhere modeling, going on variety shows, mcing, they just had a comeback yesterday, and in astro project it was really emotional how it started with eunwoo looking stressed and about to cry alone and over all that he isnt just sad over being stressed and tired he feels guilty for having the most spotlight he is really apologetic and is always asleep during things and jin jin is getting very worried and also feels sorry for making eunwoo go through all this...soo many idols go through these hard needs to calm or at some point every one wouldve fainted at least once and every one would end up having health problems

Monkeytae 17caratarohas Sunday, November 13, 2016

Eunwoo's aeticles are nowhere to be found

17caratarohas Monkeytae Sunday, November 13, 2016

it was in astro project their reality show

kjclover54 Friday, November 11, 2016

Y'all need to chill and stop being so f......rude . If she thinks , she is then end of story . Other girls also look different including hyuna , hyosung , nana , hyeri but nobody dishes them why not ? you're all good at it . Because she ain't as popular or doesn't have a solo . You should all stop being so superficial and give her a chance.

loh Friday, November 11, 2016

"People do not pass out easily." Keep thinking with that mentality as a kpop star. Shall i get her the list of all the recent idols who fainted unexplainably? Smh. 😑

17caratarohas loh Friday, November 11, 2016

wait...but thats possible, it pretty much means if people dont pass out easily how bad mustve it been to make them pass out

Jcy 17caratarohas Saturday, November 12, 2016

Really bad i suppose

alexwoojulee Friday, November 11, 2016

good for her. mental health (even just talking about it to raise awareness) is a stigma, and it's good for idols to be open. it helps students and others suffering to not feel like their conditions are something to be ashamed of.

miapie Friday, November 11, 2016

She does seem like she has insecurity issues that she tries to cover up by plastic surgery! And with the media play articles about her? Was that person who said she was sleeping with her CEO, actually right?!

jcallen miapie Friday, November 11, 2016

Hey miaoie, speculations again and again. Why do you hate that girl so much that almost all of your comments are addressed towards her? There's a difference between being critical and being a hater and a bully, and by the looks of it you belong to the other end of the nasties. Go out with your friends, if you hve any. Have fun. You need to get a life kid, or better parents who can raise a dignified person. 😌

cnbluex3 Friday, November 11, 2016

Pinky was voted #1 visual, chaeyeon was #2 -_- but regardless of that, it's sad hearing about idols feeling sad or depressed, no matter how much fame you have, everyone goes through these phases sometimes, and some more than others

dabtan Friday, November 11, 2016

god why so much hate

Tzuyu_4yu Friday, November 11, 2016

So many celebs are dyslexic (Tiger Woods, Bella Thorne etc) and nobody bashes on them. Yet here comes Chae Yeon with her high stress and and other personal diseases/ issues and everyone's hating on her!! Just give her a break, she's under enough pressure as it is.

SuperFly_Snuka Tzuyu_4yu Friday, November 11, 2016

lol bad comparison

Tzuyu_4yu SuperFly_Snuka Friday, November 11, 2016

i might have worded it wrong but at least you know what I mean right?

SuperFly_Snuka Tzuyu_4yu Friday, November 11, 2016

Don't worry, we're on the same page

Tzuyu_4yu SuperFly_Snuka Friday, November 11, 2016

k lol i'm not meaning to sound offensive

Tzuyu_4yu Friday, November 11, 2016

to the people in the comments, celebrities can have mental issues. just because they may be able to hide it doesn't mean it's not there. Bella Thorne is dyslexic for instance, yet she wrote a book (that was actually decent.) Not everyone is perfect, and Chae Yoen certantly isn't. I think it's the other way around. Haters are the real ones trying to get sympathy, and honestly they need it. Life's going to be so hard for them if they continue to disregard what they do not understand.

eottoke Friday, November 11, 2016

jyp doesn't even do media play for jeon somi, and yet she's still popular and everone thinks she's the only one that will stay on top even after IOI disbands. and now, we have this jung chaeyeon , who keeps on media playing about her plastic looks and self proclaimed popularity.. Better practice and work hard with DIA first before you media play like crazy

Juicenaenae eottoke Friday, November 11, 2016

do not generalized idol from different ent company, thanks

Stunmaster eottoke Friday, November 11, 2016

Uuhm.. no, Sorry, as much as I like Somi, she's not more "popular" than Chaeyeon.. yes, she had a lot of people voting for her during PD101, and has huge international fanbase compared to other members. But Chaeyeon is by far more successful then her. She has a lot more individual gigs than Somi. Even Kim Sejeong and Choi YooJung is arguably do as well as somi in terms of how success. So saying that somi would be the only one that stays on top after IOI is very ignorant at best

miapie Stunmaster Friday, November 11, 2016

The difference is- people like Somi, because she is genualy nice and a 'happy go lucky person'! When it comes to Chaeyeon, people see right through, that's she's not only arrogant, but also has a lot of insecurities, that she tries to cover up with plastic surgery!

plebz miapie Friday, November 11, 2016

you're just assuming shit on what you see, there are tons of people that like chaeyeon, you're just an ignorant hater

sototallyrandom eottoke Friday, November 11, 2016

I think we can't conclude anything regarding Chaeyeon's attitude and all. For me, maybe it's because Chaeyeon in a way is being shoved to our faces a lot this year (her company's fault btw, not hers) so yeah, we get tired of her idk.

Monkeytae Stunmaster Friday, November 11, 2016

Chaeyeon is nowhere if it's not because of her plastic look of so called suzy. She isn't that famous before she decided to ride on suzy's fame. She should be shame if she meets somi btw.

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