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Hospital gives official update on T.O.P's condition

By elliefilet   Wednesday, June 7, 2017   257,335   12,229   0
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The doctors at the Ewha Womans University Hospital in Mokdong, Seoul gave an official update on T.O.P's condition at a press conference on June 7.

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As there have been conflicting reports about the Big Bang member's state, hospital officials came together to clear up any misinformation. Though military police previously stated T.O.P was not unconscious, his mother stated he was in fact unconscious when brought into the hospital.

Ewha Womans University Hospital's head of public relations Kim Han Soo stated, "He came in on June 6 at 12:34PM KST. He was carried in by 3 people. One person held his upper body, while two others held the lower half of his body." He added, "Our emergency staff examined him and found the patient was in a state of deep sleep and semiconsciousness. His pupils were contracted, and he had decreased corneal reflection, which only showed a reaction to strong stimulus. He was suffering from respiratory failure due to low levels of oxygen and high levels of carbon dioxide. As he was in critical condition, which we gave him necessary emergency medical care for, he was brought into intensive care at 4:50 PM KST."

Medical professionals from the hospital further confirmed T.O.P's respiratory issues were due to an overdose of tranquilizers that were prescribed to him, stating he would need medical attention from the neurology and mental health departments. After his condition improves, he'll be receiving treatment from mental health professionals.

Professor of neurology Kim Yong Jae stated T.O.P would open his eyes when he was given a strong enough stimulus, but he was unable to concentrate. Though there may be breathing issues or brain damage, the professor stated this wasn't the case of T.O.P. Lee Deok Hee of the emergency department also stated, "We're unable to determine the specific amount of medication the patient took," adding that a recovery time would be difficult to approximate though patients T.O.P's age usually recover in a week. 

Stay tuned for further updates on T.O.P's condition.
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yoonapriority Thursday, June 8, 2017

my heart hurts

jkc Thursday, June 8, 2017

look what you people did

Azariah Thursday, June 8, 2017

Yes he smokes weed and yes it is wrong but he shouldn't  have death wished upon him for that. If he were doing it in a place where it is legal no one would give a f**k. If he were just a random person, not famous, no one would even batter an eyelid. But that's exactly why things are the way they are now because he's famous. Sometimes I have this evil thought that I wish he was never famous because then he wouldn't be in this "position" right now. Because he's famous he has all this pressure on his shoulders. With having fame comes hate and you may think they don't be see it but they do and it does destroy them. The VIPS here need to try our best to suffocate this hate with our love and support. No matter what he done he doesn't deserve to be wished death.

Moonbaesoo Thursday, June 8, 2017

Can we all just support Seung-hyun please? He is waking up. There are worse things he could have done.  He is going through enough without any more added anxiety. He will face all the punishment and crap coming his way with strength.  I am sure he puts all the blame upon himself.  If you do not care about him, then please refrain from commenting, because what do you care. You just want to be seen. If you do care about him, then continue to protect him and keep the love coming.

xloveseoul Thursday, June 8, 2017

Question, are hospitals allowed to release this information? Don't they need consent from the actual patient, unless they have a personal directive. But still, this goes against privacy.

ryan23 xloveseoul Thursday, June 8, 2017

actually tho do they not have a korean version of HIPAA or something?

xloveseoul ryan23 Thursday, June 8, 2017

I'm not sure, but it doesn't seem right no matter how I look at it.

donnycosmo Thursday, June 8, 2017

This is all the Korean netizens' fault.

Logan_W Wednesday, June 7, 2017

how many times do idols have to go through something like this, overdose, struggle with anxiety depression and insomnia, commit a crime and face public scorn and outrage for years until they are mentally unstable and/or have their careers are killed off, faint onstage, go through incredibly unhealthy diets, cry on random variety shows because they are so stressed or anxious or just can't bear it any longer, be stalked, beg fans to leave them alone, apologize for scandals that actually aren't a big deal, have to hide their dating life or abstain from dating all together, run from fans, get injured due to fans, get average 4 hours of sleep a night, deal with comment after comment attacking them, lose hair because of stress, have any and all privacy and normalcy taken away from their lives and come out and actually say how miserable they are for netizens to realize they are part of the problem. they actually make up a large portion of the issue. yes the idols chose this life, yes certain aspects of korean society make up a portion of the problem, yes they get lots of money later on in their careers, yes they have nice things, yes they get to be famous, but fans and the way fans treat idols, not just korean fans but international fans too, is truly a large part of the sheer misery and mental and emotional issues idols face every single day. not everyone is bad, there are thousands out there if not millions who are great fans, they support their idol in a normal, sane, mature way by streaming their MV's and buying their albums, voting for them and going to shows, but unfortunately that doesn't take away from the overwhelming damage these other "fans" and netizens do. yes you gave the idol your money, yes you gave them your time, but please remember all that your idol gave up for you. they gave up much much more than you did. yes they are rich and wealthy, but that does not equate happiness and that does not mean it is okay for people to attack, harass, and threaten them. this whole "he's rich, he's fine. he chose this career, if he can't handle the stress, why is he here?" is not only incredibly ignorant, but honestly its wrong. his anxiety, depression, and insomnia are not vain cries for attention, they are not self induced. these are disorders brought on by stress and pressure. not just from a company or korean society, but by the stress, pressure, and often hatred spewed from "fans" and netizens who don't know anything about what they are talking about except the fan accounts and internet articles written by people who are not trained journalists. at the end of the day, you are not his doctor, you are not his family, you are not his close friend, you are not him. you know nothing about his life or his struggles or his mentality and yet people choose to viciously go after him for something like smoking weed. yes it was illegal, yes its a crime in korea, but let the shame of being caught and discharged be enough. let the public humiliation he felt be enough. let that immense anxiety and shame he felt be enough. let his punishment be enough. to go after him how they did is a huge reason he ended up where he is. please remember these idols are human beings. just like you are not perfect, your parents are not perfect, your friends are not perfect, they are not perfect. people commit crimes. it's part of life. we can argue about the severity of weed all day, but at the end of the day he committed a crime and he will punished. leave it at that. imagine if we had respected him and treated him the way we would want to be treated? or the way we would fight for our family members and friends to be treated? how different this whole situation could be. like genuinely, are those who went after him, are you happy now?

circadianite Logan_W Wednesday, June 7, 2017

tl;dr

karakamilia Logan_W Wednesday, June 7, 2017

EXACTLY ! ... I stated something similar and people are so rude about it !

lye54 Logan_W Wednesday, June 7, 2017

I am sorry but your comment just doesn't make any sense. Are you saying that people like us are not hard workers? We sleep all day? You need to be careful about what you say. It's one thing to feel bad about his situation because he is in a coma but you also have to think that way. He was a coward too. How can you commit suicide and make your mother miserable and your entire family? Regardless of the situation suicide is never an option. Everything can be resolved. So what if he faces humiliation he'll grow from it, so what if gets kicked out from the army he is still a man and should be proud about himself no matter what. if TOP is in this situation today (and may God help him and his family) he should only blame himself. we as people feel bad for a human being in a coma and weak but it doesn't mean that what he did was right!!! Also you have options in life. If I don't like my job i also have the option to find another one. My job is to make myself happy not miserable. These people wanted fame money over happiness. That is their choice and they should blame only themselves. They get popular because of those fans who are today mad at him. These people made him who he is today.

soupen Logan_W Wednesday, June 7, 2017

It is not that simple. When it comes to breaking the law, there is no excuse. He is in a bad spot because of his celebrity status, the story has been exaggerated and magnified. But he still have to ultimately face his punishment by law. Just let this be a lesson learnt. What the fans could do is to support him through this time, and not turn a blind eye on the mistake he made.

krystall28 Logan_W Wednesday, June 7, 2017

What you said was so on point in needs to be shared on Tumblr and other sites. Well said and thank you for getting that point acrossed because I think some people really just don't understand.

xloveseoul Logan_W Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sorry, but not only idols go throuh this. A LOT of people go through anxiety and depression, the only difference is the occupation.

Logan_W circadianite Thursday, June 8, 2017

LOL honestly don't blame you hahaha

Logan_W lye54 Thursday, June 8, 2017

I think you misunderstood what i was trying to say, which is probably because my comment is so long lol so i apologize if it came off as if i was saying fans don't work hard. what i meant is that at the end of the day, yes he chose the career path he's on, but he gave up almost every aspect of his life which almost no other job on the planet requires. i'm not at all saying his job is more important or necessary than say a doctor, surgeon, political leader, etc. what i'm saying is even the most successful, necessary, and high profile careers still can have most things an idol can not. they are part of a small group that gives up privacy, normalcy, their opinions, their time, their energy, and their money (for the first many years of their training and career), their family, their love life, and most of their friendships all for their careers. i meant that yes, of course people work hard and yes people pay their hard earned money for these idols and the idols would not be where they were today without the fans, but that does NOT mean that fans are entitled to harass, attack, and threaten the idols when they mess up in their ***personal*** lives. just because a fan works hard and the idols would not be there without the fan does not mean they can treat an idol any way they want. they are not products that the fans are entitled to simply because they support them. at the end of the day all a fan is **actually** owed is CD's, music, music videos, concerts, and maybe fan meets. that's it. they are not owed an idols personal life, but unfortunately kpop's prime marketing tool is to market the celebrities as toys or boyfriends for the fans who feel they genuinely own or are entitled to every aspect of their lives. they stop being a performer who has a separate personal life and become a living, breathing, constantly performing product. they are human beings. just because money is spent for the idol, even though people work hard for it, does not mean the fan gave up more than idol. it's a two way street and 9 times out of 10 the idol gave way more than the fans do. yes they couldn't be there without the fans, but they make immense sacrifices and go through tremendous mental, physical, and emotional stress every single day because of the fans and antis that normal everyday people do not have to go through. i never said all fans were bad. i never said fans were solely responsible for his current condition. but yes, a large group of fans are part of the problem that led here and not just for him but for all the other idols out there. also whether he attempted suicide or accidentally overdosed, we don't know yet. you can't call him a coward and people can't go after him like that when you have no idea about what actually happened just like the rest of us. only time will tell if it was attempted suicide or not. that's too soon to claim. at the end of the day though, yes, a large number of fans did actually contribute to this. the fan culture of kpop must be held accountable for the cruel and completely wrong things it does, but again not all fans are bad. i never said that and am in no way saying that. this is a small group in comparison to the majority of great, sane, normal fans, but unfortunately the bad typically stands out more to these idols. he wouldn't be here if it wasn't for that. was it all of their fault that a good amount of idols are miserable? again no. i never said that, but a group of "fans" (& i even said there are millions who are amazing, but i was specifically talking about the ones who verbally went after him for this) are a large part of the overwhelming and well documented problem when it comes to idols and mental, emotional, and physical health. also last thing, to say he is only in this for the money and fame and to just switch jobs, that is really naive and i wonder if you are out of college and working? or have ever performed before? while a small number of kpop groups become very successful and make tons of money, that is not typical. the amount of trainees being cut and groups failing is a much more likely outcome. i would argue that while yes, fame and money plays into the decision to pursue this career, much more goes into it. as someone who loves to perform, that is your passion. if it is not your passion, you can not sustain a career in it. i went to school for musical theatre, did it for 10 years and went through so many negative things but since i loved it, it didn't matter. yes of course you want money and fame (almost everyone wants one or the other if not both in some varying level) but that had almost nothing to do with me wanting to perform. if you ask literally any performer, singer, dancer, actor, etc. i can guarantee that 99% of them will adamantly and genuinely deny it's absolutely not for the fame & money. if you don't have a passion for it, you will not succeed in that industry, especially one as infamously difficult as kpop. i think money and fame have nothing to do with it as idols go through extreme hardships for years and years without knowing for sure if they are even gonna debut let alone be successful. no one who only wants money and fame sticks it out that long. there are many many other ways that are much easier to make money and be famous. also he signed a binding contract. yes he could go through immense lawsuits and legal avenues to get out of it, but it's not that simple to just get up and leave and get a different job even if he did want to. so i have to say, on that front, i don't agree at all.

Logan_W soupen Thursday, June 8, 2017

hi, i don't think you read or saw the part where i said that all fans should know that he committed a crime and fully support whatever punishment he gets. i said that since he has severe emotional and mental issues, he needs professional help and fans should support the punishment and also want him to get the help he desperately needs for the anxiety, depression, and insomnia that led him to smoke weed in the first place. it was super long so i'm not surprised it got looked over lol!

Logan_W xloveseoul Thursday, June 8, 2017

i get what you're saying but to imply that everyone's situation is the same is completely wrong. yes, people all over the world battle depression, anxiety, and insomnia every single day. there are millions of people who battle it and they don't turn to weed or (accidentally or purposefully) overdosing. but to say that the emotional, mental, and physical stress and pressure that an average person experiences and what a high profile kpop idol experiences is the same and compare the two of them is like saying a person who has a ptsd from say a car accident is the same as a person who has ptsd from serving in iraq. yes, both have ptsd, but they are vastly different and require different approaches and each victim will handle it differently. even a high profile political leader or doctor faces completely different stresses, pressures, and lifestyles. you can not compare the two. an average person has not been required to give up every aspect of their lives for their career, they do not give up their childhoods, their time, their opinions, their relationships and love life, their friendships, their privacy and all normalcy for their career. they do not sign away their lives in 7-10 year binding contracts where their company and employer own and control almost every aspect of their lives. an average person does not experience a schedule even remotely similar to an idol, they don't come close to experiencing the pressure and stress from not only their employer but thousands if not millions of people, mostly kids under 18 who essentially control the idols fate and are free to comment anything and everything they want with absolutely no consequences to themselves. so yes tons of people experience anxiety, depression, and insomnia and it's all equally terrible. no one is above the other in that. but you really can't not take into account all that top has gone through over the past decade because that plays a massive role, if not the main and only reason, he is where he is today. does that make sense?

xloveseoul Logan_W Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tl;dr

Logan_W xloveseoul Thursday, June 8, 2017

lol perfect response

xloveseoul Logan_W Thursday, June 8, 2017

I try. I respond better with short sentences like that ^

Logan_W xloveseoul Thursday, June 8, 2017

LOL idk if you can tell but i'm horrible at that hahahah

xloveseoul Logan_W Thursday, June 8, 2017

Yeah I only had to scroll like 10 seconds to get here

Logan_W xloveseoul Thursday, June 8, 2017

basically i just said that top's situation is very different from an average person's situation so while millions of people experience depression, anxiety, and insomnia, we have to take into account his vastly different lifestyle because that played a major part in why he is where he is. i hope that's short enough lolol

xloveseoul Logan_W Thursday, June 8, 2017

Well, yeah that's obvious. You made it seem like only idols went through with it tho. But yeah, there are lot of factors to consider.

Logan_W xloveseoul Thursday, June 8, 2017

oh i definitely didn't mean it like that. i was trying to stress that what an idol goes through is incredibly more intense than what normal fans do and how much they give up for the fans. so sorry about that lol it was so long, i think i stopped making sense lol

DesiRodri1254 Wednesday, June 7, 2017

This seems more of a suicide attempt to me

damyoungji Wednesday, June 7, 2017

He is in critical condition, but based on the above statements, he seems to be in a stable condition, so we will leave it to the professionals and his body to determine how he will recover from all this. There is no indication that he is on the bridge of death and unless he codes or his health declines, he will survive all this - it will be a long and painful process, but there is a chance he will be back to normal. I am saying this as a medical professional who has worked in the ED for a few years and have witnessed people who come in OD, end up in ICU, and recover from their critical condition. To jump on the bandwagon and say he will die soon based on a few statements is a very irrational thing to do. At the end of the day, this is someone who is very sick and is someone's son, friend, cousin, etc, and to make fun of it is not nice. After all, would you like it if someone poked fun and wished death upon you or a loved one? I doubt it.

MeniNova damyoungji Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hopefully that is true. I do think that everyone is looking towards the grimmer side of things after the previous reports were made. I pray he recovers and seeks help for whatever that is going on with him.

MeniNova Wednesday, June 7, 2017

I don't want to be a downer and pray for the best possible outcome but I have a very bad feeling about how this is going to end. With his mother making such a statement about watching her son dying just isn't good news. He is in a grim state and I pray I'm wrong about my feeling as it will be a very devastating news hearing of his untimely demise.

jtv612 MeniNova Wednesday, June 7, 2017

That's how I feel too... praying for him.

lye54 MeniNova Wednesday, June 7, 2017

No he will be fine. I am sure he is going to wake up.

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