Singer-songwriter Jung Ji-hoon, popularly known as Rain, has said that his career as a dancing singer is about to end soon. However, he plans to make a final comeback for the fans though.
As noted by website Soompi, Rain was attending the Viral Fest Asia 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand where he answered a set of questions before beginning his performances. He said, "I think my career as a dancing singer is nearing its end. That's why I want to gift my fans with an even better song."
Rain is 34-years old and recently got married to Kim Tae-hee. In fact, age seems to be the reason behind Rain's decision. "Dancing performers reach a peak in their careers like athletes. Personally, I don't want to dance anymore when my body becomes too slow."
"I've always thought about quitting dancing when my body becomes unable to follow the beat. But in my next album, I want to show a dance that comes from my experience. One that my juniors can't follow. I'll probably able to show this fierce side to me about one or two times more," the 'Ninja Assassin' star said.
However, not all dancing singers decide to stop at such an age. Michael Jackson continued to perform, though in a limited way, even before his untimely death, at the age of 50. Rain pointed out the name of Park Jin-young, better known as JYP, who is 45-years old.
"Park Jin Young is also doing very well as a dancing performer, but I'm getting tired. This is something I should learn from him. I've known him since he was in his early-twenties, and even now I'm still learning from him. His secret [to youth] is to live a regular life. Whether he sleeps at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m., he always wakes up at 8 a.m. It's really amazing," he said, adding, "I also work quite hard to extend my career as a performer."
Rain also added that his comeback depends on his acceptance or rejection of new drama offers. He said: "If I accept the drama role I was offered, the album will probably come out in December, and if I don't accept it, it will most likely be out in late-November. I will try to make a comeback before the year ends."
At the moment Rain is filming the biographical drama 'Uhm Bok-dong' on the life of a Korean cyclist during the Japanese colonial occupation of Korea.