Yesterday (Tuesday, 8th February), rumours began circulating claiming that Jeon So Min (전소민) would be exiting “Running Man” after undergoing surgery for a foot fracture. Is she following in the footsteps of former member Lee Kwang Soo?
The rumour started after So Min shared a photo of a cake she received from the show’s production staff on her IG Story. For those who are curious, the message on the cake reads, “Thank you for being a ‘Running Man’ for a long time.”
Due to the unclear message, many fans are speculating that she might leave the program due to her injury. Her agency King Kong by Starship stated, “Jeon So Min is currently recovering after a successful surgery and as of now, no decisions has been made regarding her future activities.” It was also revealed that the “Sixth Sense” star would be undergoing an indefinite hiatus to focus on her recovery.
However, the producers of the popular variety show immediately clarified that the cake was just a gift to show their support, as well as to express their gratitude and appreciation towards So Min. The 35-year-old actress’ label also denied the circulating claims, saying, “The rumour that Jeon So Min is leaving ‘Running Man’ is just speculation and is completely false.”
So Min officially joined “Running Man” back in April 2017, alongside comedian Yang Se Chan. She even took home several awards for her stint in the variety show.