Prosecutors investigate g.o.d member over illegal drug use
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors have called Son Ho Young into their office for investigation, after the singer allegedly took drugs without a prescription.
The 34-year-old singer, whose girlfriend committed suicide last year, was investigated for taking Zolpidem, a sleeping medication without a valid prescription.
Son attempted suicide last year in May, after his girlfriend was found dead in his car with an empty bottle of sleeping pills and a suicide note. He was called into the prosecutor’s office last year for taking Zolpidem.
Zolpidem is a commonly prescribed medication to cure insomnia, but when overused, it can cause side effects such as hallucinations.
After the prosecutors revealed this information last Saturday, Son’s agency quickly responded:
“It is true that [Son] took Zolpidem last year as a radical resort. However, since then, he has never taken it, which was proven in a recent doping test.”
A date for Son’s deposition has not yet been determined.
Son’s group, g.o.d, recently made a comeback after a 10-year hiatus.
Source: Korea JoongAng Daily