Maraming fans ng popular K-pop idol na si Kang Daniel, 23, ang naaalarma dahil sa sunud-sunod na mensahe na ipinost niya sa kanyang fan café.
Ito ay kaugnay ng balitang magpapahinga muna si Daniel sa kanyang activities bilang solo singer upang pagtuunan ng pansin ang kalusugan niya.
Kahapon, December 4, ay naglabas ng statement ang pag-aari niyang agency, ang KONNECT Entertainment, pagkatapos ng biglaang pagkansela ng kanyang pre-recording para sa isang music show.
Dito ay binanggit ang pagkakaroon ng “depression and panic disorder” ni Daniel.
Narito ang kabuuang pahayag ng KONNECT Entertainment na nailathala sa K-pop news website na soompi.com:
“Starting from the first half of the year, Kang Daniel visited the hospital after experiencing poor health due to a weak immune system as well as psychological anxiety. After a detailed examination, he was diagnosed with depression and panic disorder. Following this, he has continued to focus on treatment through psychotherapy and medication.
“Though Kang Daniel did his best to stay grounded and not falter in a constantly changing environment despite his state, he recently expressed more severe symptoms of anxiety. Thus, we reached the conclusion that sufficient rest and stability is of the highest priority for the artist’s health and safety.
“We canceled the pre-recording for MBC Music’s ‘Show Champion’ that was scheduled for today (December 4) in the morning, and it is not possible for him to carry out his upcoming activities normally. The truth is that it is difficult to continue promotions for his digital single ‘Touchin'’ in this situation.
“We deeply apologize to fans, broadcasting stations, media outlets, and all other related personnel for causing concern with this sudden news.
“We will take all measures possible for Kang Daniel to recover his health, and we will once again keep in mind the responsibility given to an agency to protect its artist.
“Moreover, we ask you to refrain from making speculations and causing misunderstandings regarding Kang Daniel’s health and future activities. We will prepare a way to keep you informed about the progress of his recovery.
“Once again, we apologize for bringing unfortunate news, and we ask you to support Kang Daniel until he can return healthily.”
Bago ang paglabas sa media ng official statement mula sa kampo ni Daniel, nag-post ang K-pop idol ng mga nakababahalang mensahe sa kanyang fan café.
Ipinost ni Daniel ang sunud-sunod niyang mensahe sa pagitan ng hatinggabi ng December 3, Martes, hanggang madaling-araw ng December 4, Miyerkules.
Dito ay inihayag ni Daniel na napapagod na siya sa mga balitang kumakalat tungkol sa kanya at sa tila hindi matapus-tapos na hate messages mula sa anti-fans.
Paulit-ulit ang pagbanggit ni Daniel sa kanyang posts ng mga katagang pagod na siya sa galit o poot na nanggagaling sa bashers, at nahihirapan siyang magpatuloy dahil sa negatibong pagtingin sa kanya.
Malinaw ang kanyang panawagang iligtas siya ng sinuman sa sitwasyong kinasusuungan niya.
Narito ang mga post ni Daniel, na orihinal na nakasulat sa Korean at isinalin sa English ng allkpop.com:
"Title: “Seriously, I’m really”
It’s too much. I’m so tried.
How. How can it be this hard?
It’s just been so difficult.
Someone. Please save me."
The photos of myself kneeling after the end of Wanna One’s concert and the emotions I was feeling at the time has become a weapon to make fun of me.
How they edit everything that I do to make it look bad
How the music and performances that I love are being treated like trash
How the fans that I treasured are being ridiculed
How my family is getting cursed out instead of me
How it’s suddenly become a crime to say that they like me
Just everything is really too difficult.
The fact that I am me is too difficult."
Ever since I was a part of a group
I endured every unjust situations and all kinds of rumors
Even this year, and even just last week, I have been enduring it all and keeping to myself
But I’m really just so tired.
I’m really having a difficult time."
“Title: “Really I am”
It’s come to a point where I’m afraid of the sun rising again tomorrow
I’m just afraid of any news report that has my name."
“Title: “I Know Everything”
I know how everyone is cursing me out every single day
I know what words they’re using and the malicious comments they’re using to curse me out
I know how they’re judging my life by the couple of phrases and the false rumors
I know how I’ve lived my life
I have really just endured it all so much. Truly.
I’m too tired now."
Si Kang Daniel ay unang nakilala nang sumali siya sa survival program na Produce 101 (Season 2) noong 2017, kung saan siya ang nakakuha ng pinakamaraming boto mula sa voting public.
Kasama ang 10 iba pang nanalo mula sa programa, nag-debut si Daniel bilang miyembro at center ng all-male K-pop group na Wanna One.
Alinsunod na rin sa kanilang kontrata, tumagal lamang ng mahigit isang taon (August 2017 to December 2018) ang promotion ng Wanna One.
Ngayong 2019 ay matagumpay na inilunsad si Daniel bilang solo singer sa pamamagitan ng itinatag niyang entertainment agency, ang KONNECT Entertainment.
Noong August 2019 ay nakumpirma ang relasyon ni Daniel sa miyembro at leader ng sikat na all-female K-pop group na Twice, si Jihyo.