On a recent episode of SBS’s My Little Old Boy, Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun opened up about the time he almost lost his singing voice due to an accident.
Kyuhyun explained that he was in a car accident 12 years ago and described just how severe his injuries were.
I was in a coma for 4 days, and I was hospitalized for 3 to 4 months. Before I woke up, my ribs were broken and poking into my lungs.
As a result, the doctor advised that he get surgery that required inserting a hose through his throat, but his father strongly resisted.
His dream is to become a singer, so if we take away his voice… If he wakes up, I can’t take away his dreams and live with that.
– Kyuhyun’s Father
The doctor insisted that Kyuhyun would die without this surgery, but due to his father’s resistance, another doctor proposed an alternative surgery which luckily succeeded.
For that reason, Kyuhyun believes his father was the reason he was able to pursue music, and he’s thankful for his consideration in such a difficult situation.
I feel like it’s very impressive that my father thought in that way in that situation.