Surprising news that Kim Soo Hyun has a half-sister who is also a singer
We've always heard Kim Soo Hyun to be an only child, but there's been a buzz about a new singer who is reportedly Kim Soo Hyun's sister. A formal announcement from Kim Soo Hyun came the next day along with further surprises. What's going on?
On July 21, it was reported that a new singer named Kim Joo Na made her debut by singing an original song for the drama High Society. What caught people's attention was that she was reportedly Hallyu superstar Kim Soo Hyun's younger sister.
Confusion ensued, especially when High Society associates reportedly said that Kim Soo Hyun did not previously mention his sister to the public due to “complicated family situations.” They also reportedly said the brother and sister lived together in childhood and were close.
On July 22, Kim Soo Hyun’s agency KeyEast released an official statement that stated the following:
“It is true that Kim Joo Na is Kim Soo Hyun’s half-sister. But we know that they never lived together. He also didn’t know she was preparing to become a singer. He sends cheers regardless now that he knows.”
So now the picture is a little clearer.
Apparently Kim Soo Hyun grew up with his mother. (We've seen how close they are in rare photos.) We previously knew that Kim's father was a singer. Now it's reported that the father left when Kim Soo Hyun was still young. Kim Soo Hyun's representative said that he previously only said he was an only child in order to consider his mother's feelings and to protect his family's privacy. The 27-year-old star is certainly his mother's only child.
The KeyEast announcement sounds like Kim Soo Hyun was surprised by the half-sister's news, but he still sent his best wishes.
Fans' reactions are swift and strong. Many are upset and feel for Kim Soo Hyun to have encountered this surprise. They did not like the media for mentioning Kim's supposed “complicated family situations.” Many also wonder whether Kim Joo Na or her agency was using her connection with Kim Soo Hyun to gain fame.
At any rate, Kim Joo Na is apparently a talented singer who has been a trainee for the past three to four years. She made her debut with High Society OST track "I Can't Live Without You." Here is her song:
In separate news, it was mentioned that Kim Soo Hyun's father, Kim Choong Hoon of 70s band Seven Dolphins, is currently working on a trot album to be released in 2015.
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