Korean actor Jang Geun Suk is diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
The actor’s agency Tree J Company confirmed the news yesterday, July 6, along with his military enlistment as a public service worker.
“Jang Geun Suk was determined to be a level 4 soldier due to having bipolar disorder when undergoing the physical examination from the Military Manpower Administration,” the statement read in a report by Soompi. “He will begin his military duties when enlisting on July 16.”
The agency then related that Jang Geun Suk has been receiving treatment for bipolar disorder since 2011, but only revealed it now.
“Jang Geun Suk did his best to overcome bipolar disorder and worked very hard to find his own balance even while experiencing side effects from this process. He is sorry that he could not get satisfactory results,” they said. “We will do our best so that he can return healthier and more mature. Thank you.”
Some of Jang Geun Suk’s dramas have been aired on ABS-CBN, including “Love Rain” and “He’s Beautiful.”
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