Jaejoong fractured his rib

Jae-Joong Kim posing for the camera © The Independent Singapore Jae-Joong Kim posing for the camera © The Independent Singapore

Seoul — Korean idol Jaejoong has just revealed his woes to his fans. The former TVXQ member posted a photo of a hospital diagnosis reading that he had fractured his 10th rib on his left side. He explained, “I went to the hospital because my side was feeling weird, and it turns out my rib’s fractured.” It appears that the singer does not know how he got injured, reported Allkpop. There is no “cure” for a broken rib but waiting for it to heal on its own.

a person posing for the camera: Jaejoong does not know how he injured his rib. Picture: Instagram © The Independent Singapore Jaejoong does not know how he injured his rib. Picture: Instagram

Born on January 26, 1986 Kim Jae-joong, also known as Jaejoong, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor and director. He is a member of the Korean pop group JYJ and was one of the original members of the boy band TVXQ. Since 2013, he has expanded his range of activities as a solo artist. He is also known by the stage names Hero Jaejoong (in South Korea), Jejung/J-Jun (ジェジュン) (in Japan), and 英雄在中 (영웅재중) (in China).

Born in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do, as Han Jae-joon (한재준; 韩在俊), he was adopted into the Kim family at a young age. As a teenager, he moved to Seoul to audition for SM Entertainment. From 2003 to 2010, he was the lead vocalist of the South Korean boy band TVXQ.

Later, he sued SM Entertainment along with Park Yoo-chun and Kim Jun-su and they separated from TVXQ to form JYJ.

As a solo artist, he has released two Korean studio albums, WWW (2013) and No.X (2016), both reaching number one on the Gaon Music Chart. In Japan, his three studio albums, Flawless Love (2019), Love Covers (2019), and Love Covers II (2020), all peaked at number one on the Oricon Albums Chart. He has toured extensively in South Korea and Japan.

Kim has acted in TV dramas including Sunao ni Narenakute (2010), Protect the Boss (2011), Dr. Jin (2012), Triangle (2014), SPY (2015) and most recently Manhole (2017); and in films such as Heaven’s Postman (2009) and Jackal is Coming (2012). He has branched into hosting with season 1 and 2 of Lifetime Korea’s Travel Buddies (2020, 2021), BS SKY PerfecTV’s ジェジュンJ! (Jaejoong J!, 2021) and has an upcoming documentary about his life and career called Jaejoong: On the Road (2021), directed by John H Lee./TISG

Jaejoong fractured his rib