Prosecutors investigate SonThe Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office revealed on Saturday that singer Son Ho-young from K-pop group g.o.d was called in for investigation last month for allegedly taking zolpidem, a sleeping medication, without a prescription.
The 34-year-old singer who attempted suicide in May 2013 after his girlfriend was found dead in his car with an empty bottle of sleeping pills and a suicide note, was called in by prosecutors late June on charges of using zolpidem.
Zolpidem is a commonly prescribed medication to cure insomnia, but when overused it can cause side effects like hallucinations.
Later in the day, Son’s agency MMO Entertainment released an official statement saying “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.”
Son’s disposition hasn’t been determined yet.
By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer