South Korean actor Goo Hara regained consciousness on Tuesday after a botched suicide attempt. Reports of the actor attempting suicide at her residence surfaced Sunday after she posted an Instagram update captioned, "Goodbye".
Hara's manager, concerned by her Instagram post, reached her residence in Cheongdam in Seoul and found her unconscious in a room filled with smoke. He rushed her to the hospital in time to save her. The actor, who was reportedly battling with depression spoke about her decision and according to a report in allkpop, said, "I apologize to everyone for causing them to be worried. I will do my best to be healthy from now on."
According to Soompi, the actress said: “I’m truly sorry for causing concern due to the recent event. I am currently recovering my health. I was feeling distressed due to various incidents that piled up.” Adding further about why she attempted suicide, Hara said, "So many things were happening in my life, all at the same time. I am truly sorry. I will show a brighter and healthier side of myself."
It was speculated by the media that the actor's ex-boyfriend Choi Jong-bum, a former South Korea football midfielder, threatened to release their sex tape to the public. Choi Jong-bum, on the other hand, received backlash for posting an apology right before opening up his own salon.
Many fans viewed this as a means to publicize his salon rather than a sincere apology. He was indicted in 2018 on charges of secretly filming his then-girlfriend, Hara, while the actor herself was also indicted on charges of bodily harm. She was expected to appear in court regarding the same Thursday, however, this might now be postponed because of her condition.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).