Former TVXQ and JYJ member Junsu opened up about his struggles as a celebrity on Channel A's 'Oh Eun Young's Golden Counseling Center'.
On the October 1 broadcast of 'Oh Eun Young's Golen Counseling Center', Junsu opened up about his concerns. Here, Junsu stated, "As 'human Kim Junsu', my life is comfortable, but as 'celebrity Kim Junsu' I feel as if all my desires and passions have become lost". Junsu also revealed a 'happiness' life graph that he had drawn. Junsu said, "When I debuted with TVXQ, it was a moment like a dream. My life graph falls when I leave the team during my mid-twenties. At that time, I couldn't even imagine that I would be able to promote like this. It was our choice when leaving, but I was not sure if I would be able to promote as a singer anymore, so I even considered working as a vocal trainer."
Counselor Oh Eun Young asked Junsu, "So after you left the team, it wasn't easy to come out on broadcasts?" To this, Junsu replied, "Yeah. But there's something ironic about this. I couldn't participate in broadcast activities at all, but regarding money, I made about one hundred times more. People questioned me when I mentioned 'slave contract' because I had a house and already made a lot of money. But I actually achieved everything in that one year after leaving the team".
Counselor Oh Eun Young then explained, "[After you left the team] the existence of 'human Junsu' became unstable. In order to prove that you were still doing fine, that may have been the reason why you used so much money at that time. During that period, 'money' was an existence in itself. That must have been really important to you." She continued, "As a singer and as an idol, you were no longer able to use the word 'TVXQ' and when you said 'JYJ', talk of scandals kept coming up. So it must have been difficult for you to maintain 'Kim Junsu's real self'.
Junsu teared up as he said, "While listening, I feel like that is so true. I kept wanting to receive confirmation on the reasons for my existence."