Hur Young Ji, a former member of disbanded K-pop girl group KARA, candidly shared about her emotional struggles after disbandment.
On October 28 episode of SBS' documentary TV series 'SBS Special', the former and current members of K-pop girl/boy group shared their personal experience and their take on the industry.
While talking about her group KARA's disbandment, Hur Young Ji said, "The first thing that sprang to my mind was 'What should I do?', not fear. I thought about the things that I could do on my own."
She added, "With the members, I felt like I could do anything since it felt like they were protecting me. But then, I was like, 'Can I do this alone?', 'Can I go up on the stage all by myself?'."
Hur Young Ji continued, "After we parted, I had a mental breakdown. I had a bulimia too. I ate like crazy. I've never felt full. I wanted to keep eating but I couldn't since I was living with my manager back then, and if I didn't watch my figure, she would've scolded me."
She continued, "So, what I did was, I ran to a convenience store in the rain without an umbrella and bought a tremendous amount of breads and snacks. And since I couldn't let my manager catch me eating stuff like that, I just put it in my mouth and melted it. I cried the whole time."
To a question, "If you could be born again, would you like to be an idol?", she hesitated for a while and replied, "I mean, now that I think about it, I was rather happy than miserable. But, I'm just worried that I might have to go through the same situation again."
Meanwhile, Hur Young Ji made her debut in 2014 as a member of KARA but became a solo artist in 2016 after the group's disbandment.
(Kang Eunbee, Credit= SBS Special)
Hur Young Ji Confesses That She Suffered from Bulimia After KARA's Disbandment
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