K-Drama Star Kim Woo-bin Has Cancer

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Today is not a good day for celebrity news, what with the death of ‘James Bond’ Roger Moore and now the illness of South Korean actor Kim Woo-bin.

Malaysian fans of Kim Woo-bin will be saddened by the news that the heartthrob is suffering from a rare form of cancer and will be putting his career on hold while he seeks treatment.

Through his agency Sidus HQ, Kim said he has temporarily stopped all work-related activities and started drug and radiation therapy for nasopharyngeal cancer. This form of cancer affects the upper part of the throat, behind the nose.

According to Sidus HQ, the cancer had been diagnosed in the early stages and Kim is focused on recovering quickly.

A former runway model, Kim made his TV debut in the drama White Christmas. He shot to fame after starring in popular South Korean dramas The Heirs and Uncontrollably Fond.