"What is scarier is that my colleagues and friends identify a lot with his final letter that was revealed yesterday."
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21 Dec 2017 - 9:28 AM  UPDATED 21 Dec 2017 - 9:28 AM

A press conference was held on December 20 for the cast of the JTBC K-drama Untouchable, where lead actress (and Apink leader) Eunji was asked questions relating to the recent death of SHINee's Jonghyun.

According to Isplus (with translations from Soompi), Eunji fielded questions about Jonghyun and she said that she "was hoping it was a false report. I was not close friends with Jonghyun sunbaenim, but tears were falling as I read the article.

Continuing on, Eunji then stated that she and her peers within the entertainment related deeply with Jonghyun's final goodbye letter, saying "“What is scarier is that my colleagues and friends identify a lot with his final letter that was revealed yesterday. Seeing my colleagues who say they identify with the feeling of depression and that emotion gnawing away at them, I was scared as I thought, ‘What if?'”

The Apink leader concluded by saying “I may not be able to express the emotions as much as his family or members, but I think many of my colleagues will feel the same way as me. I hope that the idol and entertainment industry will grow to encourage physical and mental health so that something like this doesn’t happen again.”

If you, or a loved one, are feeling depressed or just need someone to talk to, please contact beyondblue on 1300 22 4636, or Lifeline on 13 11 14.


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