Renowned South Korean actress Park Eun Bin was originally slated to host the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2023 alongside actor Lee Je Hoon. However, reports recently revealed that she eventually must host the event alone. So, where is Lee Je Hoon, and what really happened to him? Find out more about Lee Jee Hoon and Park Eun Bin schedule updates for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2023 in the following comprehensive report.
Lee Je Hoon Canceled Schedule: Park Eun Bin to Host Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2023 Alone
Actor Lee Je Hoon of the “Taxi Driver” series has reportedly canceled all his upcoming schedule for unexpected reasons. As a result, actress Park Eun Bin will host the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2023 alone.
On October 2, Korean media outlet News1 reported that actress Park Eun Bin would be serving as a solo host for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2023. This marks the first instance of a solo MC hosting the event’s opening ceremony.
Previously, Park Eun Bin was supposed to host the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2023 with actor Lee Je Hoon. It would be a heartwarming reunion for the couple after their incredible performance as husband and wife in the Korean historical drama, “Secret Door”.
Unfortunately, this long-awaited reunion must encounter an indefinite postponement due to the recent unforeseen circumstances.
What Happened to Lee Je Hoon: Canceling All Schedules Due to Emergency Health Reasons
So, what really happened to Lee Je Hoon that he must cancel all his upcoming schedules?
Korean media outlet JoyNews24 reported on October 2 that Lee Je Hoon had canceled all his upcoming schedule due to emergency health reasons.
Lee Je Hoon’s agency, COMPANY ON, revealed that the actor had suffered from severe abdominal pain on October 1. He decided to visit the hospital, and the medical professionals diagnosed him with ischemic colitis.
Ischemic colitis is a condition where the large intestine (colon) suffers from reduced blood flow. Various reasons may cause this condition, including inflammation in the large intestine or low blood pressure. As a result, patients will suffer from multiple symptoms, such as abdominal pain and bloody bowel movements.
Due to this condition, COMPANY ON stated that Lee Je Hoon must undergo emergency surgery on October 2. Thankfully, the surgery ended successfully, and the “Taxi Driver” actor is currently recuperating.
Still, this emergency surgery demanded a certain period of recovery. Therefore, Lee Je Hoon must cancel all his upcoming schedules and take some time off to fully recover.
“Fortunately, the surgery went well, and he is now recuperating in the hospital. We will need to monitor his recovery progress closely, but it’s anticipated that he will likely need to remain hospitalized for approximately a week.”Lee Je Hoon’s agency, COMPANY ON.
Park Eun Bin to Host the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2023 Alone: FIRST Solo MC in the History
Since it is impossible for actor Lee Je Hoon to attend schedules in such conditions, he must also cancel his appearance as a host for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2023.
However, instead of replacing him with a new host, the comittee decided to change the event’s format and let Park Eun Bin host the ceremony alone.
“We decided not to select a new male host and proceed with an unconventional format. Park Eun Bin will become the solo MC of the ceremony.”Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2023.
With this new format, actress Park Eun Bin will soon become the first solo host of the ceremony in the event’s history. Not only that, but she will also hold the title of the first female solo MC of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) opening ceremony.
Finally, let us wish actor Lee Je Hoon a swift and smooth recovery. Also, congratulations for actress Park Eun Bin for making a breakthrough as the first solo MC in the history of Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) opening ceremony.
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In the meantime, here’s Park Eun Bin and Lee Je Hoon’s incredible performance for “Secret Door”.
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