“High School Rapper” Contestant Reveals He Suffers From Drug Addiction
High School Rapper Season 1 and 2 contestant Yoon Byung Ho, also known as Bully Da Bastard, admitted to suffering from drug addiction.
In a post on his official Instagram account, he revealed his personal struggles and vowed to work towards recovery and improvement.
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저는 정신질환 뒤에 숨어 책임을 회피할 생각은 없습니다. 제 행동들은 비판받아 마땅하고 주변에서 도와주신 많은 분들께 실망을 드려 다시 한번 죄송하단 말씀을 드리고 싶습니다. 몇년간 약물중독에서 헤어나오지 못했고 신경안정제나 진통제등 현실에서 도망치듯 수십알씩 복용하며 열등감에 여러 아티스트들을 공격하는 발언을 한 뒤 기억조차 하지 못하는 책임감 없는 행동들을 계속 해왔고 그에 대한 업보를 받고있다 생각합니다. 이번 모든 사건과 논란들을 처음으로 현실을 도망치지않고 마주하게 된 기회라고 생각하며 진심으로 감사하게 생각하고 있습니다. 빚 문제를 비롯해 점점 해결해 나가려하고 있습니다. 다시 한번 죄송하단 말씀과 감사하단 말씀드리고 싶습니다. 감사합니다.
I don’t intend on hiding behind a mental illness and avoid taking responsibility.
My actions deserve criticism and I would like to apologize again after disappointing the many people around me who have tried to give me help. After years of drug addiction, I couldn’t get out from it, and I used things like dozens of doses of tranquilizers and painkillers to escape from reality.
After that, I would attack other artists due to my inferiority complex, and I continued to do irresponsible things that I can’t even remember. I think this is the karma for my actions.
I am truly grateful for all of these controversies and incidents, as I think this is the first opportunity I have to really face reality, instead of running away.
I am trying to solve my problems slowly, starting with my debt [with Lee Ro Han].
Once again, I would like to say I am sorry. Thank you.
— Yoon Byung Ho
Earlier, Lee Ro Han, who also appeared in High School Rapper under the names Bae Yeon Seo and WEBSTER B, accused Yoon Byung Ho of not paying him back ₩3.3 million KRW ($2,688.31 USD). Following Yoon Byung Ho’s admission, Lee Ro Han commented with a simple “thumb’s up” emoji, showing he too is supporting Yoon Byung Ho in his path to recovery.