KBS 1TV 'National Singing Contest' MC Song Hae appeared on television for the first time after being discharged from the hospital. Song Hae was recently hospitalized at Asan Medical Center in Seoul due to health problems and was discharged on the 18th.
Song Hae, the 95-year-old active MC, was listed in the Guinness World Records as the oldest TV music program host and attended an event to commemorate this on May 23rd.
KBS announced that Song Hae, who has been active as an MC for the 'National Singing Contest' show since 1988, was listed in the Guinness World Records as 'the oldest TV music contest host.'
According to KBS, Song Hae's entry into the Guinness World Record was confirmed at the end of last month. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, the public announcement was delayed due to delays in the Guinness Association's work.
Song Hae attended the event to commemorate the Guinness World Records listing on the same day and said, "It is thanks to the Korean viewers who have kept the 'National Singing Contest' going for a long time." During the event, Song Hae had a bright expression on his face, but compared to before, he lost a lot of weight and looked frail.
Born in 1927, Song Hae has been hosting KBS 1TV 'National Singing Contest' for 34 years since 1988. It is known that he is considering leaving the show due to health problems.
In this regard, Yonhap News reported on the 23rd, "Song Hae has been in and out of hospital repeatedly due to poor health, and is contemplating whether to leave the program. He is not in pristine health to travel long distances ahead of the recording scheduled for early next month when the show will be visiting places. He has told the production team that he is not confident, and we are discussing whether he will depart from the show or find ways he will continue as MC.”