Korean actor and singer Lee Junki, who is now serving in the army, was rushed to hospital after he got wounded on the forehead during the final rehearsal of a musical he was starring in.
The poster of the musical 'Voyage of Life' showing Lee Junki (top right) and Joo Ji-hoon (top left). (Photo courtesy of musical625.com)
Lee Junki and the rest of the cast of the army musical “Voyage of Life” were rehearsing just hours before the musical opened last Aug. 21. He accidentally hit his head onto a steel structural frame, causing a huge wound in his forehead.
He was immediately rushed to the emergency room of the Seoul National University Hospital where he underwent CT scan and got 50 stitches on the forehead. Doctors declared that there was no other injury.
He was advised to take a rest but he insisted on performing in the musical, owing to his fans that went there to see him. In addition, 98 percent of the tickets were already sold so he felt obligated to be there despite his injury.
“Voyage of Life” stars Lee Junki and hunk actor Joo Ji-hoon, who is also serving in the army. The musical tells the story of soldiers during the Korean War.
The musical was created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.
In the end, Lee Junki performed on stage with a bandage wrapped on his head. After the musical, Lee Junki was immediately brought back to the hospital.
After checkup, he was allowed to go back to the army.
The musical will run until Aug. 29 at the National Theater of Korea in Seoul.