Kim Min-jong recalls scandal
Kim, 42, was asked about an infamous episode when one of his biggest hits was found to have been copied from a Japanese song, forcing him to quit singing - at least for a time.
Kim replied, looking somewhat embarrassed by what happened.
“[After the incident], I was going to focus on my acting career. But when the issue subsided. Whenever I watched music programs on television, the passion of being a singer kept on welling up in my heart,” said Kim.
“The eagerness to sing again kept growing inside me, so I just made up my mind to resume my singing career, even though it meant I faced being criticized and reviled in public.”
Kim said the song “Good Love” was what finally convinced him to come back.
“I felt like I would regret it for the rest of my life if I didn’t sing this song,” said Kim.
By Yim Seung-hye