The last two years have been quite unsavory for famous Korean star Kim Hyun Joong. For starters, Hyun Joong has been in back-to-back lawsuits, particularly against his ex-girlfriend who is simply identified as “Choi.” His legal troubles all began last year when Choi pressed charges against Hyun Joong for domestic abuse. That situation was settled, but Choi would come back with another lawsuit claiming she was pregnant and that Hyun Joong’s domestic abuse caused her miscarriage. Eventually, the situation became a lot messier when Choi said she was pregnant with her second child and she claims Hyun Joong is the father. Needless to say, Hyun Joong is wanting a paternity test to find out if he is indeed the father or not, but it seems Choi is making things far more difficult.
Just from the aforementioned legal issues, it seems as if Kim Hyun Joong has way too much to worry about and enough reason to be overly stressed. And to top it off, Hyun Joong is in the midst of his military conscription. Thankfully for him, Henecia (the official fans of Hyun Joong) are doing all they can to cheer him up and their latest show of affection has also benefited his military unit.
According to KdramaStars, Kim Hyun Joong was given a tantamount supply of support from his fans when they sent him and his military unit gifts. Korean news outlet Xsports detailed what said fans have sent Hyun Joong,which included a wall-mounted air conditioner, a 46-inch LED television, two washing machines, four digital cameras, and various types of audio and visual equipment like speakers and amplifiers. They also provided posters of girl groups to “lift the morale of the troops.” Finally, the gifts came with a message from the fans too.
“On May 12, 2015, our one and only star Kim Hyun Joong enlisted. It is 153 days (5 months) since he enlisted in the Republic of Korea 30th Army division.”
Though Henecia are the primary fans who may have provided much support to Kim Hyun Joong, it should be noted he attained much of his initial fame as part of the K-pop group SS501. Since their debut back in 2005, they have won numerous honors on music programs. On Music Bank, they won four times. On Inkigayo, they won five times. On M! Countdown, they won seven times. Also, SS501 won numerous times at award shows. At the 18th Seoul Music Awards, they won both the Hallyu Award and Bonsang Award. Later on, they would win the Best OST Award at the 11th Mnet Asian Music Awards.
The last award listed above, the one won at the 11th Mnet Asian Music Awards, should be noted because the OST was for a K-drama Kim Hyun Joong starred in. This little tidbit brings us to the primary reason why he is so famous in he first place. Back in 2009, Kim Hyun Joong was cast as one of the four male leads in said K-drama, Boys Over Flowers, and it would become one of the most popular, if not the most popular K-dramas of all time. To be frank, Boys Over Flowers is often cited as the K-drama that truly made the career of Kim Hyun Joong. It is the K-drama that made the career of the main male lead of the show, Lee Min Ho (City Hunter, Heirs, Gangnam Blues).
Kim Hyun Joong will return to Korean entertainment once his enlistment in the military is finished. He officially enlisted back in April so he is about halfway through his first year. The average length of enlistment is about two years so his return will probably happen sometime in 2017.