It’s been a sticky situation for South Korean singer Ga-in after word got out recently that she was fined for alleged use of illegal Propofol.
In a previous report by SBS News, an unnamed girl group member was slapped with 1 million Won (~RM3668.46) in a trial that took place earlier this year. A few hours after the news came out, it was revealed that the Brown Eyed Girls member has been named as the alleged illegal user.
As reported by the news outlet, Ga-in was suspected of using Propofol from July to August 2019. Initially, the “Bloom” hit-maker was said to have claimed that the drugs were used for a “medical procedure” from cosmetic surgery,
However, the police later found that the Propofol was unrelated to any medical procedures. Gain was also reported to be 1 of 4 individuals linked to cosmetic surgeon “B”, who was indicted for violating the Narcotics Management act and sentenced to a year and a half in prison for illegally administering Propofol and selling the painkiller drug Etomidate to various patients.
The sultry songstress’ label, Mystic Entertainment quickly responded to the reports via their official statement, apologising to everyone for her “reckless action”. Here’s what they said:
“It is true that last year, Ga-in was fined after being indicted on charges of illegal Propofol use. We deeply apologise for the fact that both Ga-in and the agency didn’t apologise for this mistake earlier and caused more concern with the sudden news, despite recognising it as a socially incorrect action.”
The entertainment company then dished on the reason behind why Ga-in had opted to illegally use Propofol. They said, “During her long career of promoting as a singer, Ga-in accumulated both small and large injuries and wounds. She has been suffering from severe pains, depression, and sleep disorders for a long time. And during that process, she made a reckless decision.”
Mystic Entertainment added, “Although the physical pain suffered by her increased over the past years due to certain circumstances that we cannot speak of, neither the artist nor the agency were able to find an effective solution to get out of the worsening situation. As an agency, we deeply apologise for our lack of responsibility.”
“From now on, Ga-In and Mystic Story will do our best to stand in front of the artist’s fans and the public in a more mature manner. Once again, we sincerely apologise for causing concern,” the company concluded.