Choa Says Many K-pop Stars Rely on Medications to Cope with Mental Health Issues

By  Cho Yunjung  | Nov 28, 2023

Choa Says Many K-pop Stars Rely on Medications to Cope with Mental Health Issues
Choa, formerly of K-pop girl group AOA, gave her heartfelt words to fellow K-pop stars going through hard times. 

A production presentation for E Channel and Channel S' new television show 'Singer Sisters' took place on November 28 at Cinecube, Jongno District, Seoul.

The television show is about five talented female singers: Chae Rina, Lee Ji Hye, NARSHA of Brown Eyed Girls, Ivy, and Choa.

The cast members all rose to stardom with their music; they are affectionately referred to as the 'Singer Sisters'.
ChoaChoa is the youngest among the cast of the show, even though she has been in the industry for 12 years after her debut as the lead vocalist of AOA.

In the upcoming show, Choa will display her charm as the youngest yet dependable cast member, showcasing her guitar skills and effortlessly driving a camper van.
ChoaDuring the production presentation, Choa said, "Many K-pop stars rely on medications to get through the day in the industry."

"After experiencing burnout, I took a break for a long time, which is not common in this industry. While trying to find ways to stay mentally healthy, I met these unnies.", she said, referring to the rest of the cast, then shared memorable advice from one of them.

"Chae Rina told me that what's important is whether your position is still there for you after all the years of surviving in this industry, not how successful you are now. And all these unnies are living proof of what she said, still maintaining their active presence in this industry. I support all the K-pop stars relying on medications to get through tough times. After reflecting on Chae Rina's remark, I wished to become another living proof."
ChoaShe then elaborated, "Juggling demanding schedules in Korea and around the world at the same time, some K-pop stars face challenges with their mental health. I wish for their mental well-being, and I wish they could be able to do their work with happy hearts. Don't feel too much pressure about your work. Take care of yourself and enjoy your life."
Choa(Credit= 'channel.s_official' 'queenchoa_' Instagram, 'E채널' YouTube)

(SBS Star)