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Jung Il-woo talks about having a cerebral aneurysm and his new drama after military enlistment

After being discharged in the military last November 2018, Jung Il-woo is preparing now for his drama comeback and he talks about his experience after being diagnosed with cerebral aneurysm.

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After being discharged in the military last November 2018, Jung Il-woo is preparing now for his drama comeback and he talks about his experience after being diagnosed with cerebral aneurysm.

On January 21, Jung Il-woo attended the press conference for his new historical drama ‘Haechi’. It tells a story of Lee Geum (played by Jung Il-woo), a prince who cannot be recognized as a king during the Joseon era because he was born from a commoner woman.

Jung Il-woo said that he has a similarity to his character for finding a motivation to live even after going through a big incident. He went on to share his experiences after being diagnosed with cerebral aneurysm in 2017 caused by a car accident in 2006. Cerebral aneurysm is a cerebrovascular issue in which weakness in the walls of a cerebral artery causes localized dilation or ballooning in the blood vessel which may result to congenital issue, high blood pressure or head trauma.

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“I don’t know when I’ll die in the hospital. It was like a time bomb.” Jung Il-woo said. He continued by saying that he had a change of view in life after the diagnosis. He thought that it would be okay to enjoy life and be a motivation to people who also have to endure a big accident in their lives.

Even though he was already exempted to enlist in the military due to his medical condition, Jung Il-woo still enlisted as a public service worker and was discharged last year. He said that a military service is a duty of the people and fulfilling its duty increased his patriotism and self-esteem.

‘Haechi’ marks his comeback in the small screen alongside actress Go Ara. It is set to premiere on February 11.

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