Son Ho Young Goes Hiking With His Father To Recover From Girlfriend's Suicide
By Jesse Lent | July 01, 2013 08:36 PM EDT
In the month since he was released from the hospital after attempting suicide three days after his girlfriend was found dead in his car, G.O.D. singer Son Ho Young is reportedly recovering from the ordeal by taking hikes with his father.
"After he was discharged on June 1, Son Ho Young stayed confined in his own home," the singer's representative explained to the South Korean publication Nate.
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"But, he has recently been hiking mountains in Seoul and other cities with his dad to help him get back on his feet."
"Many people who are tired usually decide to go on hikes and climb mountains because it's a good way to let go of small, unnecessary thoughts, while strengthening the mind and body," the rep added.
"It's also a great opportunity to reflect on the past...Son Ho Young said that he is able to reflect as he is on his hike."
On May 21, a tow truck driver discovered the lifeless body of Son Ho Young's girlfriend in a car belonging to the singer.
The vehicle had been illegally parked for nearly a week in front of the Apgujeong's Misung Apartment Complex in Seoul's Gangnam District.
According to published reports, Son's girlfriend killed herself by lighting a coal briquette in the singer's car and breathing in the carbon monoxide.
She reportedly also took an overdose of sleeping pills.
Three days later, the G.O.D. singer was pulled from his car after a passing pedestrian saw him passed out and promptly alerted emergency personnel.
According to Kpopfighting.com, the smoldering coal briquette Son had lit to kill himself in the same fashion as his late girlfriend had produced thick smoke inside of the car, causing the interior of the vehicle to ignite.
The star was hospitalized for a week at Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital.
"Although there is no damage to his health, [Son Ho Young] is in a very fragile state of mind and needs to find stability," the artist's management told the website allkpop.
Earlier this month, Son's management company CJ E&M released a press release assuring G.O.D. fans that he will be fine.
"We′re sorry we′ve gotten you concerned with all the bad news. Thank you for all the warm interest and support you′ve shown [Son Ho Young]," the press release read.
"Son Ho Young is currently at his home with his father. It will take some time for his mind to settle down, and he will continue to rest after cancelling all plans for his new album that was expected in summer...CJ E&M will help him return as the bright and healthy man we know him to be. Again, thank you for all the warm support, and we hope the deceased rests in peace."
On Monday, the singer's management reaffirmed that it will take time before Son is ready to continue his career as an entertainer.
"Even though he is finding stability, it will take some time for him to come back," the singer's rep said.
"His family is deeply thankful for everyone's concern, but it will take a lot of before he is able to start promoting again."
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