The manager, Ha Jung-hyun said Kim who presented a fun and positive image on a variety show went through depression from early 2007 to late 2008.
“The reason why he used drugs was not for an ex-girlfriend. Kim felt emptiness and bipolar as being a celebrity,” the manager said.
He also said it was wrong information he habitually took drugs from 2008. “Kim injected methamphetamine 4-5 times and smoked marijuana once during the last Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday.
“Prosecutors are still investigating the case,” the manager said.
The manager apologized to the public for having caused trouble instead of Kim.
Source: The Korea Times