Kim Bum Completes Alternative Military Service Stint As Social Worker

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Kim Bum readies to meet his fans as he ends his social worker duty today, March 13.

Kim Bum was diagnosed in his early 20’s with a hereditary illness, degenerative arthritis, which requires constant medical attention. The actor has been trying to fight it off through medication and exercise, but he was deemed unfit for active military duty. Hence, he settled as a social worker for his alternative military service.

Kim Bum

Prior to his social worker service commencement, he graced an interview with High Cut magazine, and opened up about his thoughts, feelings as well as health condition.

He shared his personal life experiences, saying; “In my twenties, thanks to my great fortune, I was able to run without relaxing and full of energy. But then, once I was tired, I looked back on what I had done and I realized that the biggest wall that deterred me from going ahead is none other than myself.”

He also added how he he wants to be a person who brings people memories of happiness.

Early this year in February, local news circulated Kim’s appearance on 구미호뎐 Tale of Gumiho (literal translation). If Kim agrees, he will work together with actors Lee Dong Wook and Jo Bo Ah.

The series revolves in the story of a male gumiho who has settled well in the world of mortals and a television producer who is pursuing him.

Meanwhile, Kim Bum rose to mainstream success as one of the rich boys of the popular KBS youth romantic comedy, Boys Over Flowers, an adaptation of a famous Japanese manga.

He has notable performances in dramas Padam Padam, Goddess of Fire, Hidden Identity and Mrs. Cop 2. He recently portrayed a sword fighter role in film Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead.

Source: Sports Donga

Images Credit to: High Cut

Kim Bum

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