Actor Kim Kap-soo was hospitalized on June 18th for a collapsed lung. The medical incident happened during the shooting of "Chief of Staff". The surgery went by easily without complications, and Kim Kap-soo was able to quickly return to work.
Kim Kap-soo's agency emphasized that the decision was not made under pressured circumstances. Kim Kap-soo was not showing serious symptoms of being sick and the possibility of delaying the surgery until shooting was finished had also been considered. Ultimately the relevant parties decided that doing the surgery sooner rather than later was the best possible option.
The most likely reason for this is that Kim Kap-soo's symptoms, while not severe, were still inconvenient to the intensive nature of his acting work. He reportedly had a stuffy feeling in his chest and shortness of breath. Kim Kap-soo is sixty two years old and plays an elder statesman central to the political action in "Chief of Staff".
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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