In a recent episode of MBN‘s Eat More, Girls’ Generation‘s Yuri shared a heartbreaking story about her mother’s breast cancer and her guilt about not being able to be there as much as she wanted.

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When asked about how her mother is doing, Yuri shared that her condition has improved significantly.

She was very unwell for a while, but she’s healthy now.

— Yuri

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But she confessed her personal guilt about it and broke down in tears.

When I was busy with Girls’ Generation, my mother’s breast cancer recurred and underwent treatment. But I was the only one in my family who didn’t know about it.

— Yuri

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Yuri revealed that her mother kept it from her out of fear that it would distract her from her work, and that she felt disappointed as a result.

My mom didn’t tell me because she thought it’d get in the way of my dreams. But I was sad and asked her, ‘Why did you suffer alone when you were hurting?’

— Yuri

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Yuri also recalled saying things she regrets now and expressed her worry that it hurt her mother’s feelings.

I asked her, ‘Why did you have to make me into a childish and immature kid?

— Yuri

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Watch the full clip below: