The veteran star recently sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone Korea, where he opened up about his five decade-long acting career and health struggles.
When asked if there were low points in his career, Young Soo, who started acting at 22, replied: “It’s not so much a slump, but a time when I faced health problems.”
In 2009, Young Soo suffered from coronary heart disease and had to undergo surgery to insert a stent in a blocked artery.
And then in 2018, his health was dealt another blow. He suffered from acute pneumonia, which he described in an earlier interview as the greatest crisis of his life.
He was hospitalised for 20 days and during the ordeal, he thought he was “about to die”.
The experience made him re-examine his health and he now exercises every morning to keep fit.