9:32 am - 09/05/2019

Kim Jong Kook Spotted Suffering Severe Body Discomfort at Recent “Running Man” Event

He was unable to sit or get up without the help of his fellow “Running Man” members.

The Running Man members recently attended their 9th annual fan meeting in Seoul, Korea, where they appeared dressed in matching white and blue outfits.

Following the initial introductions, the members got together on the carpet to take a photo together.
But during the process, Kim Jong Kook was spotted leaning on his co-member, Yang Se Chan in order to sit down, and ultimately falling on his bottom.
In response, Yang Se Chan supported him in surprise, and the other members looked on with worry.
Even when they tried to get back up after the photos, Kim Jong Kook needed help from his fellow members in order to stand up.

Fans who spotted this expressed worry that Kim Jong Kook’s disc injury might have returned.
Back when Kim Jong Kook was 20 years old, he enlisted as a public service worker rather than a military soldier due to his severe disc injury.

In addition, Kim Jong Kook confessed on SBS’s My Little Old Boy that he began working out in order to heal his disc injury, but that that’s what led to his exercise addiction.

You can watch the clip here, start at 10:16:

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yeah that looks bad :( i hope he'll feel better soon, looks like all those years of working (out) too hard is catching up with him more and more these days
juhli 5th-Sep-2019 10:19 am (UTC)
Reminds me of this video when Haha talked about all the injuries the running man cast have that are not talked about usually

aures 5th-Sep-2019 10:23 am (UTC)
same, and that with his exercise addiction, it looks bad - he must've been in so much pain, it must be hard to show up to these events and not show how much pain you have, idek what kind of painkillers he takes tbh, he seems the type who needs a lot for it to work, i feel bad for him and i hope he'll be able to slow it down and take better care of himself
baekpedaling 5th-Sep-2019 10:26 am (UTC)
He's got scoliosis, doesn't he?
ah0000 5th-Sep-2019 12:00 pm (UTC)

The thing is I love running man still but sometimes I feel like some of the activities they do probably aren't helpful to the injuries all of them have. Ultimately it's the pain worth it? I would think not but selfishly I still want running man to exist. Maybe they can continue while doing less strenuous missions.

kimbafierce 5th-Sep-2019 01:57 pm (UTC)
Filming RM would be torture with a disk injury, he should be smart about this and not try to push himself for the sake of doing his job or whatever.

Something else I've noticed tho, is Ji Suk-jin being a creep and standing way too close to that Apink member (I'm sorry idk her name). Am I seeing things or did it look like he was doing his best to brush himself against her chest?
modestgoddess79 5th-Sep-2019 02:54 pm (UTC)
do you know the time stamp?
kimbafierce 5th-Sep-2019 05:43 pm (UTC)
From the time they came out at like 1.35 till they began talking. Notice how he keeps leaning towards her, and moving his body a lot to her side.. the only thing making me question myself is that she didn't put her hand/arm up, something I'd have done if I were in her place.

Is he close to Apink? Cuz compared to Kwangsoo he's standing too close to them.
modestgoddess79 5th-Sep-2019 05:51 pm (UTC)
when the camera moves to the side it looks like his shoulder is in front of her by 5 inches. It looks like he angled his shoulder in front of her but wasn't touching her.
aures 5th-Sep-2019 08:57 pm (UTC)
no you are looking into it too much, apink and running man members are very close and have a good relationship/bond (they appear very often on the show)
besides, it was quite awkward how to arrange apink with the running man members for the photo, you could see they were clearly all ????? about it, so you are looking into it too much
suk jin is never touchy/feely on the show, not even much with the cast like KJK for example or HAHA
kimbafierce 6th-Sep-2019 04:57 am (UTC)
I hope so. I hate to think he's like this when he works with young girls all the time.
aures 6th-Sep-2019 06:16 am (UTC)
i didn't even see anything at all, just awkwardness lol, he didn't even touch na eun
i have seen every episode of running man (apart from the latest), i have never seen him touch anyone inappropriately, not guests and not members, i mean he has his jokes and stuff, but they all do but never red flags for me
besides, sometimes it's hard not to touch someone in certain situations? i mean, when you are standing close to each other and people are looking + walking around, it's easy to bump/touch, for me there was absolutely no harm here (and i'm not the type to "defend my oppah!!!!!" at all cost lol)
kimbafierce 13th-Sep-2019 08:35 am (UTC)
I believe touching is normal in some cases, but like I said in here it felt like he was going for the boob, but maybe it was the angle and nothing more. I haven't watched a lot of RM's eps so I'll take your words for it, and hope he's decent enough to keep his hands/arms to himself.
modestgoddess79 5th-Sep-2019 02:54 pm (UTC)
Back injuries are super painful. I hope he takes care of himself and doesn't push himself to do more.
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