Here is why 'Running man' star Yoo Jae Suk feels 'sorry' to receive awards

Says more people should follow the 'flower path.'

Yoo Jae Suk
Yoo Jae Suk speaks after winning Grand Prize at 2016 MBC Entertainment Awards.

'Running Man' member Yoo Jae Suk, while receiving the Grand Prize in the 2016 MBC Entertainment Awards for MBC's 'Infinite Challenge' program, said he feels sorry each time he is awarded. He has won thirteen Grand Prizes in his career from various networks.

"The more awards I receive, the more sorry I feel," Jae Suk said while accepting his award. The reason for his being sorry wasn't initially clear, but then he said "To Jung Joon Ha, thank you so much and I'm so sorry. And to Kim Gura and Kim Sung Joo, I want to express my thanks," addressing his fellow nominees, reports online news outlet Soompi.

He was being incredibly humble, like the person he is. He was trying to impress upon others the hard work each of the nominees have put in, in the entertainment industry. And that each of them deserves an award for their efforts.

Je Suk also talked about the departure of Jung Hyung Don, his co-participant in the show 'Infinite Challenge.' He said "No matter where it is, I hope that Jung Hyung Don will be happily doing what he wants on television. I'm not sure when it will be, but I hope that one day we can do 'Infinite Challenge' together with Noh Hong Chul and Gil too, when the viewers allow it."

Yoo Jae Suk also went on to thank Park Myung Soo and Jung Ha for their hard work on the show this year. He complimented Haha, who also appears with him in 'Running Man,' on being a strong supportive figure to both the young and older participants in the show. He also thanked Yang Se Hyung "who came in and has been a huge support during such a difficult time for us, and to Kwanghee who had quite a hard time adjusting but is now making everyone laugh a lot." Jae Suk also thanked his family, his wife and son for being there for him.

Yoo Jae Suk also said he hopes there will be more of his people in the future who'll take an active involvement in the nation's development and securing peace and positivity. "People use the term 'the flower path' a lot nowadays," he said, adding "Rather than having only a minority of our citizens walking the 'flower path,' I hope that next year will be a year when all of our citizens will be walking on it."

His message is not just for his fans and viewers in South Korea, but a message to the world; a plea for world peace at a time when violent wars are robbing innocents of their lives, every day and plunging the globe into darkness. Hopefully, his fans will accept the crux of his message.

This article was first published on December 31, 2016