Monday, November 19, 2007
Bae Yong Joon, neck and shoulder injury makes surgery unavoidable
Hallyu Star Bae Yong Joon was heavily injured while filming "The Legend" and has been diagnosed to receive surgery.
Bae Yong Joon's agency BOF commented on the 16th, "Bae Yong Joon hurt his neck bone and shoulder ligaments while filming earlier this month on the Jeju Island set. Because of the tight filming and broadcast schedule, he is currently still participating in the shoots relying on painkillers."
According to BOF, the hospital diagnosed Bae Yong Joon with a ruptured cervical disk and strained shoulder ligaments. The hospital strongly recommends a detailed diagnosis and surgery.
The accident happened while filming an action scene of episode 17. An actor on wires fell on the neck of Bae Yong Joon causing the accident.
Bae Yong Joon continued filming until the pain made it difficult to turn his head. He visited a hospital soon after but returned with painkillers and bandages to continue filming due to the tight schedule.
BOF says, "Bae Yong Joon's injury is currently making it even difficult to hold a sword on set. But because the drama shoot schedule is in its final few days, he is planning on being treated afterwards."
Bae Yong Joon also encountered a finger injury late last month. He is currently playing the role of King Gwanggaeto in the drama series "The Legend" which will air its last episode on December 5th.
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