Kim Jong Kook recently made an unexpected confession about his health.
On the May 8 broadcast of TV Chosuns Lets Go Where We Want (working title), Kim Jong Kook and his mother went on a trip to Vietnam together.
They finished off the day with a seafood dinner. When steamed shrimp appeared, everyone cheered and started eating, but Kim Jong Kook didnt touch the dish.
He explained, I have gout. Its because I ate too much protein while I was exercising and all. Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis where joints experience pain and swell up because of uric acid crystallizing and depositing. Sudden attacks of severe pain can occur as well.
He said, I suffered for 2 years because I didnt realize that it was gout. I just thought I hurt myself. The doctor misdiagnosed it, so I didnt know it was gout. They only measured the uric acid levels and said it wasnt gout, but apparently you can get gout from high cholesterol as well.