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March 12, 2012

Healing Camp Episode 85 Review: Lee Byung Hun Confesses He Had Depression

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In Healing Camp, episode 85, Lee Byung Hun confessed that he used to have depression and panic disorder.

He said, "After my father's death, I paid back all his debt. At that time I felt like I was trapped inside a small booth like a toilet. I realized later that it was because of depression. Then after depression, I began to have a panic disorder. Even nowadays, when I'm in an unfamiliar place with a lot of people, I feel an indescribable fear."

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Lee Byung Hun reveals he used to suffer from depression

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With a beautiful girlfriend and an incredibly successful career in Korea and Hollywood, Lee Byung Hun seems like the last candidate for depression.

However, on ‘Healing Camp‘, he revealed that he still suffered from symptoms of depression and anxiety. Lee Byung Hun said, "Even now when I'm somewhere unfamiliar, I have a panic attack." He revealed that after his father passed away, he paid off his family's debts himself.

He stated, "After I paid off the debts, the drama ‘Beautiful Days‘ wrapped up. It was a very popular drama. I paid off all the debts and my drama was loved, but suddenly I felt like I was locked in a place as small as a bathroom by myself. I was told [later on] it was depression. Depression apparently comes after the hardest point passes. I didn't know what it was back then, so I thought I was deathly sick. I felt like I was dying each moment."

"For two months, it was really hard. People who haven't gone through it don't know. As soon as you wake up, you think, ‘Why did I open my eyes?', because you are the happiest when you are asleep. I used to wonder if I could go on for one more minute. I was so tired that I kept counting the seconds. After my depression, I developed a panic disorder."

Lee Byung Hun confessed that he was still suffering from anxiety, saying, "I took medication, but sometimes it comes when I'm in front of a lot of people. When I'm acting, it's fine, but when I go to [award] ceremonies or fan meetings, I'm terrified."

Still, the hosts noticed that the actor smiles through all of his press conferences and always has a bright grin for his fans.

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Lee Byung Hun talks of depression and anxiety attacks on 'Healing Camp'

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Actor Lee Byung Hun was the guest on the March 11th episode of SBS TV ‘Healing Camp', where he revealed about the period where he had depression and various rumours about him.

Lee Byung Hun revealed, "I developed depression as I had to clear the debts that accrued following the death of my father. Every moment felt like death for me back then, and that experience is something that no one can understand unless it's something that they have experienced themselves," revealing the emotions he had when he had depression.

He continued, "After getting depression, it led to acute anxiety attacks. There was a time when I had to fly to America. Just as the plane was about to take off, I began to have difficulty in breathing. It was then that I realized that I had contracted acute anxiety disorder. I have to keep taking medication, and there are times when I still have anxiety attacks when I stand in front of many people. But it isn't much of a big deal when I film, because the faces of the production staff are familiar to me. But when I go to award ceremonies or fan meetings, I would have some fears that can't be described."

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Lee Byeong-heon, "I had depression in the past, now panic disorder"

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Top actor Lee Byeong-Heon revealed that he had depression in the past and panic disorder now.

On the TV program "Healing Camp", Lee Byeong-eon said he had a hard time mentally and physically after his father suddenly passed away and he had to pay off his debts. When he finally paid them all off and became a popular star, that's when he had depression. He said, "I thought I was going to die. I thought I was dying every moment. I wanted to fall back asleep when I woke up in the morning. I wondered if I could last another minute".

Lee Byeong-Heon also explained he had panic disorder. He felt it first when he was on an airplane to the States and has been taking pills for it.


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