On September 14, Prain TPC revealed, “Ji Soo received surgery for acute osteomyelitis (inflammation of bone or bone marrow, usually due to infection) yesterday. The surgery went well and he is recuperating in a recovery room.”
The agency explained, “Ji Soo was recently suffering from leg pain with an unknown cause, so he went to the hospital last week and received many examinations and treatments but there wasn’t any improvement so he got a diagnostic work-up on the 12th. Even before the results came out he experienced severe pain and had a high fever, so he urgently went to a hospital and the doctor said he had to get surgery immediately so he got surgery yesterday at 4 p.m.”
They continued, “The name of the disease is acute osteomyelitis. He is currently in the recovery room and while the surgery went well we will look over his condition and give a specific statement after listening to the medical team.”
Prain TPC further commented, “We are having discussions with JTBC’s ‘Fantastic‘ production staff in order to cause as little inconvenience as possible in regards to promised schedules. Right now we will do our best in consoling Ji Soo’s family and taking care of Ji Soo so he can recover well.”
Following the news of Ji Soo’s emergency surgery for acute osteomyelitis (inflammation of bone or bone marrow, usually due to infection), his agency has provided more details.
The president of Prain TPC, Yeo Jun Yeong, posted a photo of the backside of Ji Soo taken when he received his examination on his SNS account.
Yeo Jun Yeong wrote, “Since several weeks ago Ji Soo’s leg was hurting so he went to a hospital to get treatment and examinations and the doctor said it might be bone cancer. We went to a larger hospital to get a diagnostic work-up to be sure. The results will be available after the Chuseok holiday but his condition had worsened to the point where he needed painkillers and a wheelchair. In the end, his fever rose close to 40 degrees Celsius (approximately 104 degrees Fahrenheit) so he was admitted to a hospital before the sun rose. People from the hospital hurriedly did a body scan and confirmed that it was acute osteomyelitis thankfully and not cancer upon checking the MRI.”
He continued, “Osteomyelitis is also a painful and scary disease but it was less bad news since we had been praying for it to not be cancer. He had a long surgery which ended around 9 p.m. yesterday and I was able to meet him.”
The president concluded, “We have to observe his progress but we are thankful that this is a hardship he can overcome. I am deeply thankful to the medical team who did their best. We are in discussion regarding the current projects he is filming in order to find a solution that causes the least inconvenience. However, we will focus on doing our best to console Ji Soo’s family and take care of Ji Soo so that he can recover. We are sorry to those who were shocked after seeing the news and causing them to worry before the holiday.”
source: soompi 1 2, naver 1 2