Popular Korean variety show Running Man’s cast member Lee Kwangsoo has announced today that he will be stepping down from the show. In a statement released by the actor’s agency, King Kong by Starship, the reason for his exit is due to health issues from a previous car accident that occurred in February 2020.
Lee has been undergoing rehabilitation treatment since the accident, but due to the strenuous physical nature of the show, he has been unable to keep his health in peak condition.
The statement also disclosed that the actor has had long discussions between the show’s producers, his agency, as well as the other remaining members. Lee ultimately decided that taking time off from the show was the best decision for both his physical and mental health.
His last recording will take place on 24 May, and will undoubtedly be an emotional episode for long-term fans.