Thursday 17 August 2017

South Korean pop singer released from hospital after overdose

Popular South Korean singer T.O.P. in a wheelchair leaves hospital. (Kwon Hyun-koo /Newsis/AP)
Popular South Korean singer T.O.P. in a wheelchair leaves hospital. (Kwon Hyun-koo /Newsis/AP)

Popular South Korean singer T.O.P. has been released from a Seoul hospital after being treated for an overdose of anti-anxiety pills.

His medical setback came after he was arrested on charges of smoking marijuana last year before he entered the country's police force to serve his mandatory military service.

The drug is illegal in South Korea and the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has reportedly suspended him.

T.O.P., whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, told reporters on Friday he was "sorry" as he left the hospital in a wheelchair and wearing a white mask.

T.O.P. is a member of the boy band Big Bang, which enjoys a large following in Asia.

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