Big Bang member T.O.P. was admitted to hospital yesterday afternoon at 1pm amidst fierce speculation of a failed suicide attempt. YG Entertainment moved quickly and released a statement saying that T.O.P. was admitted to hospital because of fatique and denied that he had commmited suicide.
In a phone conversation with a Newsen reporter, a YG Entertainment representative explained, “T.O.P. was hospitalized due to fatique and exhaustion from preparing the new album and the concerts in Japan.”
After practise on the night of 4th, T.O.P. drank a few cups at his own birthday party. He then took some medicine for his flu which seem to have a side-effect and became a problem. On the 5th, his manager went to look for T.O.P. but with exhaustion setting in and serious flu, YG Entertainment decided to let T.O.P. recuperate instead. They are shocked at the T.O.P. suicide reports
T.O.P. himself expressed, “It was just an accumulation of fatique due to album preparation and having a few drink at my birthday party. I was not attempting suicide. And I have no reason to do so.” T.O.P. was admitted to Heuk Seok Dong University Hospital and in the intensive care ward.
Hospital authorities have also confirmed it was due to fatique. But media reports in the aftermath which suggest that T.O.P. had commited suicide left fans feeling edgy. This was a horrible news to take in so suddenly especially after their new album news and T.O.P. celebrating his birthday.
Big Bang second Korean album Remember title track Sunset Glow MV was released yesterday and already ranked highly on various music charts. Their album preorders has already reached 200,000. Regardless, Big Bang will still make their comeback this Saturday, 8th November on Music Core.
T.O.P. if you remember, has a history of fatique due to overwork and landing in hospital so this may be just overreaction by the media. Some might also say this is a publicity gimmick given it’s so close to their comeback date.
After an overnight stay, T.O.P. has been discharged from the hospital this afternoon and will resume preparations for Big Bang’s comeback.