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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Thursday, May 25, 2017

Actor Shin Dong Wook opens up about his rare, incurable illness

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Actor Shin Dong Wook opened up about suffering with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS) on the May 24 episode of 'Radio Star'. 


Back in 2010, Shin Dong Wook halted all promotions after being diagnosed with the rare, incurable illness. After 6 years, Shin Dong Wook has finally returned to broadcasts, recently making his first public appearance with a bright smile. 


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During the talk show, he revealed, "My teeth broke while I was trying to resist the pain... Now, it's just my hands that hurt, and the other places on my body have been treated. I don't feel much pain now. The last pain I felt was the cold. In the past, it used to feel like I was getting stabbed with a knife when the cold wind blew. Now, even the air conditioner is ok."




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He is one of my favorite actors and i wish him the very best love his dramas , one of my favorites is Cloud Stairs and The stars falling from the Sky and Lookout . he is very versatile in his acting love that about him.I started watching his dramas because of his cousin Kibum who i like as well for his acting and rapping. It is sad that he has CRPS but i am so glad to hear he is some what better now and can now comeback acting . It is still a worry knowing he has to endure this illness still because there is no cure but knowing he is treated for it and only has the pain now in his hands is a relief to know is is not in the most severe pain now. I pray they find a cure for it. Love he is back acting ! Many Best wishes for you Shin Dong Wook.

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