South Korean actor, Kim Ji Soo, who underwent an emergency surgery for acute osteomyelitis on September 13, is reportedly doing well and is recuperating in the hospital room.
The source from the Ji Soo's agency revealed that the Scarlet Heart actor had been fighting leg pain for quite some time, which was later diagnosed to be a bone marrow infection: "Osteomyelitis is also a painful and scary disease but it was less bad news since we had been praying for it to not be cancer. He had a long surgery which ended around 9 p.m. yesterday and I was able to meet him."
Dishing out details over his overall health before the operation, Prain TPC's official relayed: "Since several weeks ago Ji Soo's leg was hurting so he went to a hospital to get treatment and examinations and the doctor said it might be bone cancer. We went to a larger hospital to get a diagnostic work-up to be sure. The results will be available after the Chuseok holiday but his condition had worsened to the point where he needed painkillers and a wheelchair."
"In the end, his fever rose close to 40 degrees Celsius (approximately 104 degrees Fahrenheit) so he was admitted to a hospital before the sun rose. People from the hospital hurriedly did a body scan and confirmed that it was acute osteomyelitis thankfully and not cancer upon checking the MRI," Yeo Jun Yeong said.
When asked about actor's ongoing JTBC drama, Fantastic, the label stated that they are in discussion with the team, however, no decision on Soo's part has been taken yet. The note read: "We are having discussions with JTBC's 'Fantastic' production staff in order to cause as little inconvenience as possible in regards to promised schedules. Right now we will do our best in consoling Ji Soo's family and taking care of Ji Soo so he can recover well."
Ji Soo is currently seen on JTBC's Friday-Saturday drama,Fantastic, and SBS's Scarlet Heart : Goryeo. However, the period drama is a pre-produced series, and no further shoot is required.