KUALA LUMPUR: South Korean actress and singer Goo Hara, who had recently attempted to commit suicide, was said to be battling depression.
According to Koreaboo, the 28-year-old star’s manager had apparently divulged that piece of information during an anonymous interview with the Korean press.
Her manager, who has been keeping a close eye on her, said: “Goo Hara has recently been battling depression. We were aware of that and we’ve been paying attention to her well-being. That’s why when she didn’t answer her phone, I went to check on her immediately. And I found her passed out on the floor.”
Fans of the former member of K-Pop girl group Kara were shocked after it was reported in the news yesterday that she had attempted to take her own life.
Apparently, Hara had posted an image with the word “Goodbye” on her Instagram account on Saturday night. Sensing something was wrong, her manager rushed to her house in the Cheongdam neighborhood in Seoul after failing to contact her on her phone.
She was found unconscious on the second floor in a room filled with smoke before being rushed to a hospital. Although her breathing and pulse are normal, she remains unconscious.
The idol has endured a series of controversies in recent times. She has been involved in a long and exhaustive legal battle with her ex-boyfirend over an abusive relationship.
Hara had also parted ways with her agency, Keyeast Entertainment, earlier this year, in addition to facing criticism from Netizens over her recent decision to undergo minor plastic surgery.
The celebrity was involved in a suicide rumour back in 2018 as well, when fans speculated that she had overdosed on pills. Her agency at the time denied the rumours and said that she was battling insomnia and indigestion which resulted in her needing medical care.
Fans are now waiting for updates on her condition and have expressed some words of encouragement. Actor Han Jung Soo wrote: “Hang in there… The longer you endure, the stronger you’ll become.”
One fan said: “From now on, only think of yourself and take all the time you need Hara. I’ve said this before, no matter how long it takes, I’ll always be on your side.”
Another fan added: “I hope you know that you still have so many people who love you unconditionally.”