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SCANDAL: Choi Sung Bong Admits He Faked His Cancer
Donkey of the day goes to this guy
Choi Sung Bong the runner up to Korea's Got Talent 2011, has admitted he had faked a cancer diagnosis to receive donations.
Choi had claimed in January he had cancer that had spread all over his body. However a Youtuber raised allegations and proved that his diagnosis did not make any sense. Also the Youtuber had visited the hospital and confirmed that the paper used for the diagnosis did not match the water mark the hospital used as well.
Choi had allegedly fraud thousands of dollars from donations but had spent most of it a room salon, and prostitution.
His apology is translated below.
According to allkpop.com: Choi wrote:
" sincerely apologize for causing a social stir and great disappointment over the controversy over 'faking my cancer.' I am not currently suffering from cancer and I admit that I am not suffering from colon, prostate, thyroid, lungs, brain, and heart cancer other than the recurrent depressive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder."
I want to give my deep sincere apology to everyone who has supported me since 'Korea's Got Talent' in 2011, and giving me the title of 'Icon of Hope.' I want to deeply atone to those who have been hurt by my 'fake cancer' and want to bow my head in apology to the family members of numerous cancer patients who are still suffering."