Kim Hyun Joong recently made an appearance on KBS‘s Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller and it was on this episode that he shared with the viewers his life concerns.

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On January 4th, Kim Hyun Joong was the special guest for the KBS show and he honestly revealed how he had been doing until his appearance.

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I am currently living in Seoul but I actually spent some time in Jeju-do for awhile. During my hiatus, I fell in love with skin scuba diving. With it, I learned how to perform CPR.

— Kim Hyun Joong

The former idol group member then shared the famous story about how he accidentally saved a life with his CPR knowledge.

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I was outside waiting for a driver after I had finished eating dinner with some acquaintances when I heard a loud crash sound coming from inside the restaurant. When I went inside, I saw that there was a man laying rigidly on the floor. All I could think about was saving his life so I started performing CPR. I had been practicing it constantly with my diving so it came instinctively. I performed it for about 3 minutes but there was no response and I got really scared.

— Kim Hyun Joong

While netizens only know about his heroic and selfless act, Kim Hyun Joong continued on with his story by revealing his selfish thoughts during the time.

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During that time, I started to think honestly about myself and my current situation. I was really scared because I thought, ‘am I getting involved in something I shouldn’t be getting involved in’. Since he wasn’t responding, I started to think selfishly. All I could think about was saving myself. Thankfully, after about 7-8 minutes, the man got up after I performed CPR. I was embarrassed that I had those types of selfish thoughts so I left the place in a hurry.

— Kim Hyun Joong

After saving the man’s life, the actor naturally made headlines for his heroic act. Kim Hyun Joong confessed, however, that anytime the phone rang he fell into a place of deep fear.

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Still from “Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller” | KBS

After that day, the phone rang continuously but I got scared. After the incident (ex-girlfriend), anytime the phone rings for me, I get terrified. I turned off my phone and drank soju so that I could fall asleep quickly. The next day, I found out that I was ranking #1 on search engines but I couldn’t get myself to click on it to find out why. Later on, my manager informed me that I was making headlines for saving a person’s life.

— Kim Hyun Joong

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Back in 2014, Kim Hyun Joong shocked the entire nation when an ex-girlfriend came forward with disturbing assault allegations against the former SS501 member. She claimed that he beat her and due to the physical abuse, she had suffered a miscarriage. While he was later acquitted of all charges, the damage had already been done and Kim Hyun Joong’s image was tarnished forever. When Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller shared the preview of Kim Hyun Joong’s episode, they were attacked with endless malicious comments about having him on the show.

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The actor’s appearance on the show will mark his first Korean broadcast appearance in 6 years since the controversy.