Kim Hyun-joong’s Fan Meeting
On April 29th, 2017, Kim Hyun Joong held his first fan meeting following his discharge from the military and past controversies. With over 4000 fans in the audience, the 2017 Kim Hyun Joong Fan Meeting Anemone successfully happened. Kim Hyun Joong opened up about his past controversies for the first time. He also apologized to them for disappointing them. He said, “There were a lot of things that happened recently. I apologize for disappointing you again. I feel like my fans and everyone around me are quite upset. I’m embarrassed and ashamed for standing in front of my fans without having had a long time to reflect.”
He also expressed his feelings about the fan meeting, “I’ve unreasonably held a fan meeting. I felt that if I didn’t take this chance, it would be a long time until I see you. Though I’m very apologetic, it turns out I’m holding this event.” He continued, “Four years can be seen as a short yet long time. I plan to go on a Japan tour in June.” The 2017 Kim Hyun Joong Fan Meeting Anemone was the first time Kim Hyun Joong had met with fans in 4 years.
Kim Hyun Joong Driving While Drunk
In March 2017, Kim was charged with drunk driving after police found him passed out in his car at a traffic light in Seoul. His driver’s license was revoked and he was eventually fined 2 million KRW. The representative of his agencies, KeyEast Entertainment, released a statement regarding the news.
“Early morning on March 26th, Kim Hyun Joong was having a drink with his friends near his house when he was asked to move his car by a parking attendant.
Since he was practicing for his concert he had not slept for a few days. He hadn’t even driven for 1 km when he was stopped for driving under the influence, got tested and had his license suspended. Regardless of the reason, Kim Hyun Joong understands that it was wrong to get behind the wheel after drinking and is reflecting on his actions. We will be careful so that this doesn’t happen again.”
However, the CCTV footage of the incident now proves that the statement was not the whole truth and could have been a complete lie. The video shows Kim Hyun Joong about 3 km away from his friend’s house. It also shows him behind the wheel for almost 15 minutes before the police arrived.
KeyEast Entertainment released another statement, “We did not intend to make excuses for his wrongdoing. We made an explanation based on what we had confirmed at the time. As we previously stated, he acknowledges his mistake of drinking and driving and is reflecting.”
Well, that was all about the incidents involving Kim Hyun Joong. Please, don’t forget to kindly share your thoughts and drop a line in the comment section below.