A decade old story about SG Wannabe‘s Kim Jin Ho is re-circulating online due to the sudden rise of the group’s popularity.
SG Wannabe made a recent guest appearance on Hangout with Yoo, where they performed several of their past hit songs. Ever since their appearance on the show, they started to experience a resurge in popularity, with many of their songs making their way back onto music charts. As they experience viral popularity, it seems that old stories about the members are making headlines as well.
Back in 2010, Kim Jin Ho made headlines for a heroic deed he did for a stranger. At approximately 1:50 AM, Kim Jin Ho was working out with three of his friends at a park when they heard a scream coming from nearby. When they went towards where the sound had occurred, Kim Jin Ho found a woman who was badly beaten. Her purse had been stolen after a strange man physically assaulted her.
Kim Jin Ho and his friends hurried over to track down a taxi so that they could chase down the robber. They were successful in tracking him down and the four brave men turned the thief over to the police. After this incident, Kim Jin Ho and his friends received an award from the police for their citizens arrest, as well as ₩300,000 KRW (about $270 USD).
The four men donated their award money plus an additional ₩1.00 million KRW (about $900 USD) from Kim Jin Ho’s own pockets to a charity. While they were donating the money, Kim Jin Ho commented that “while this is not the biggest sum of money, we hope that it’ll be used for something good.”
Kim Jin Ho has been in the industry for decades, making his debut back in 2004 with SG Wannabe. While the group has been consistently popular during their prime time, the past few years have been filled with inactivity, lessening their fame. After their appearance on Hangout with Yoo, however, SG Wannabe has begun to see a huge surge in popularity, exciting all their fans.