‘Anti-fan’ laces pop star’s beverageThe South Korean pop idol U-know, of the popular boy band TVXQ, has been hospitalized after sipping a glue-laden drink that a female “anti-fan” gave him on Saturday at the Korean Broadcasting System building in Yeouido, Seoul, police said. The 20-year-old woman turned herself in to police yesterday and was arrested on charges of injuring.
According to SM Entertainment, the singer’s agency, U-know, whose real name is Chung Yun-ho, received the orange juice with a note from the woman Saturday night as he headed for a waiting room during the filming of the KBS2 TV show, “Happy Sunday.” The note reportedly said, “Watch your mouth. There are many people changing their channel when TVXQ appears on TV. I want to kill you.”
He apparently did not read the note, sipped the juice and soon threw up because of its unusual taste. He was hospitalized and has recovered, according to the agency. He may go home today.
The suspect, identified only by her last name Koh, reportedly told police she was an “anti-fan”of TVXQ and felt the impulse to “mess with” U-know after hearing that he was at the broadcaster’s building.
Police said she bought the juice and glue at a nearby store in Yeouido and went into the building without being stopped by any security official.
by Kim Soe-jung