Kim Hyun Joong, leader of SS501 checked himself into a local hospital this morning after feeling nauseous from consuming sleeping pills.
According to hospital staff at Samsung Medical Center, Kim Hyun Joong checked himself into the hospital at around 6.30am after feeling nauseous from consuming sleeping pills. He got some basic treatment and an injection before being allowed to return home for a rest. It wasn’t too serious as reported.
SS501 management, DSP Entertainment explained the situation in a phone interview, “Kim Hyun Joong had a hard time getting to sleep so he took a sleeping pill because he wanted to get adequate sleep before his schedule in the morning. But it didn’t have any effect so he took a couple more (6). That’s all to it really.” He added, “Kim Hyun Joong sometimes takes sleeping pills when he can’t get to sleep like normal so it isn’t really much of an issue here.”
It’s understood that Hyun Joong took over-the-counter sleeping pills bought from a local pharmacy which he bought before when he was in Japan. He often takes sleeping pills to aid in his sleep when he has morning schedules.
He was supposed to film “We Got Married” this morning but that is now postponed as he’s been asked to take a full day rest. Besides filming for “We Got Married”, Hyun Joong has been kept busy with SS501 new album due in mid-October plus auditioning for the Korean version of “Hana Yori Dango”.