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'Reply 1988' actor Choi Sung Won revealed to have recovered from leukemia + to return through a play

By beansss   Wednesday, February 1, 2017   24,842   3,372   10



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It's been revealed that actor Choi Sung Won of 'Reply 1988' fame has currently recovered from his acute leukemia, which he was diagnosed with back in May of 2016

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He will be returning to promotions after 6 months through a play, titled 'Miracles of the Namiya General Store', from February 10-11. In an official statement, Choi Sung Won addressed fans with:

"Due to personal reasons, I was unable to greet you all for a very long time. I am very thankful toward everyone who trusted in me and waited for me, as well as those who encouraged me. 

I also thank you for your love and attention toward No Eul from 'Reply 1988' last year. While I had taken a step forward in order to repay that with better acting and more effort, I was diagnosed with acute leukemia, very suddenly. After 6 months, I am now able to spend precious, thankful days, where I can once again dream of the road to an actor. 

Currently, I have a role in a play in February called 'Miracles of the Namiya General Store'. Because it is a play where we read out the script, rather than a formal play consisting of a lot bodily movement, I am enjoying practice without overexertion. 'Miracles of the Namiya General Store' was the first book of many books that I received as gifts when I first began treatment. Director Park So Young, a close comrade, suggested the play to me and I was able to participate in it with gratitude. 

I am careful about my future plans, despite your curiosity. I am also looking forward to the day that I can greet you with a better production, when I am healthier. I may be able to greet you better in the coming spring, or maybe a little later in the summer, so please maintain your health throughout the cold winter." 
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crazyft Thursday, February 2, 2017

take care on your health and good luck

hanalala707 Thursday, February 2, 2017

But leukimia is the most dangerous form  of cancer, i dont believe this

cawla Thursday, February 2, 2017

So happy for him!

Raikko Thursday, February 2, 2017

Congrats and may you continue to stay healthy! God bless!

kddicted Thursday, February 2, 2017

wow amen to this

kpop_unni Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thrilled to hear that you are better, SungWon-ssi! Best of luck with your play and may your health and career get nothing but better from here on out!! Fighting!!

miyub1123 Thursday, February 2, 2017

wow! congrats XD

meganeve18 Thursday, February 2, 2017

Amazing! Congratulations for beating cancer! Good luck on the play!

iisstf28 Thursday, February 2, 2017

He is a really nice person TT it is really so sad that he has to go through this... I'm so happy that he is better now!! I hope he recovers completely soon and that we can see him again in a great project soon!

silver_fox Wednesday, February 1, 2017


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