Posted by Susan-Han Thursday, August 11, 2022

j-hope says he didn't realize until later that he'd done a 'crazy thing' by agreeing to do 'Lollapalooza'


On August 10, BTS member j-hope appeared as a guest on the MBC FM radio program, 'Kim Eana's Starry Night'!

On this day, j-hope honestly opened up about the anxiety and stress he dealt with while preparing for his first ever solo appearance at a music festival for this year's 'Lollapalooza' in Chicago, where the artist performed on a main stage for approximately an hour. 

j-hope described, "At first, I agreed to do the performance out of an immature burst of ambition. In my head, I went, 'Let's just do it. What can go wrong?'. But as time passed and the event grew closer and closer, I realized that I had done a truly crazy thing. Every time I practiced for my set, my mind swam with thoughts like, 'Can I really pull this off?' and 'Can I really fill up an entire hour with my own performances?'. I kept beat myself down and asking myself if I was really capable. I have to admit that the process leading up to it was a continuation of darkness. But once I finished the stage, I thought that I did well." 

The idol then added on, "Every step of that experience became a part of my flesh and blood. I think that I was able to build a solid foundation for myself. It was truly a great experience."

Next, one listener asked j-hope to share the behind story of the time he rescued a stray cat, paid for its medical treatment, and aided in its adoption. 

The BTS member remarked, "How did people find out about this?". He recalled, "There was a stray cat nearby a filming set. I felt like my heart would break when I saw it. My dog at home has an eye illness. And this cat also had an eye illness. So I couldn't just leave it. It was so thin and small, and so I took it to an animal hospital for treatment. I was able to find it a good home as well. I felt like it was a fated encounter."

Finally, j-hope even shared what plans he had for tomorrow! He said, "I am having a meal with a good hyung. I recently got to know Lim Siwan hyung. He said that he liked BTS music, and so we decided to have a meal together. I am still amazed about it myself. I am a big fan as well." 

Catch a full recap of j-hope on 'Kim Eana's Starry Night', below!

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OpalSprings67816 pts Thursday, August 11, 2022 0
Thursday, August 11, 2022

It takes a lot of gutts and ambition to put yourself forward for something like

Lollapalooza. It's a globally recognised 'big deal'.

So proud of him for putting himself out there and showing his awesome talent 👏🏿 🙌🏿 💜

Even on hiatus, BTS are crushing it 😁😄💜

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kalimilano6,454 pts Thursday, August 11, 2022 0
Thursday, August 11, 2022

He's adorable 😍

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