South Korean actor-singer Jee Seok-jin will be taking a break from filming Running Man, the hit variety show which he has been a part of since 2010, due to health issues.
On Monday (Dec 18), Jee’s agency ESteem Entertainment announced: “Jee Seok-jin recently underwent a health checkup. Following the (doctor’s opinion) that treatment was necessary, we decided to take a short break from SBS’ Running Man.”
In a statement to the press, Jee said: “I will take a short break to rebuild my physical strength and do my best to come back with a healthier version of myself as soon as possible. Thank you for always supporting and loving Jee Seok-jin.”
Jee’s hiatus was also mentioned on the official social media channels of Running Man, which also referred to the 57-year-old as “the strong eldest brother of Running Man”.