Overwork and exhaustion are becoming a norm in the entertainment industry yet nothing has been done to resolve the issue. EXO’s Luhan is the latest K-Pop idol to be struck with the “overwork” syndrome as he was forced to take a break from his concert tour due to growing health concerns.
On September 11th, EXO’s Luhan announced on Weibo that he will not be going to the concert in Thailand due to health reasons. He wrote:
I want to apologize to our fans in Thailand and everyone else. Due to the lingering tiredness and fatigue, I’ve had a constant headache, I couldn’t sleep well and often feel dizzy. Thus, the doctor insisted that I should take a break for the time being. I will not be able to go to the concert in Thailand and I’m really, really sorry about that. I thought I could get everything done in the schedule and make the best performance for everyone, but it seems like I won’t be able to do it now. Hope I can recover soon and join the upcoming Beijing concert. D0n’t worry about me, everyone.
However, his health problem has raised concerns among fans as he previously showed symptoms of heat stroke during the Changsha concert in July. SM Entertainment reassured the fans that he has fully recovered and will be joining the upcoming concert. Chinese media outlets also reported that Luhan was seen at a local hospital in Beijing, China during the Chuseok holidays.
This isn’t the first time a K-Pop idol was reportedly being overworked as there are cases of K-Pop idol fainting on stage or sent to the hospital due to dehydration and high fever. Several celebrities also alerted the entertainment industry about the danger of being overworked after the passing of RiSe and EunB from Ladies’ Code.
EXO’s The Lost Planet Tour in Thailand will take place on 13th September while the concert in Beijing will take place from 20th and 21st September.
Get well soon, Luhan!