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Big Bang member Daesung has currently put all of his entertainment activities on hold after a car accident incident that took place in May.
The singer went through some psychological shock and since then have kept mostly to himself- even refusing to spend much time with his family. But recently, pictures of him at a church have surfaced, and this is the first time fans have heard any news about him in months. It seems as though Daesung is spending a lot of quality time within his church community lately.
Almost immediately after he decided to take some time off, a new and absurd rumor about him began circling that drove the netizens wild. Not only was Daesung simply rumored to be getting married, netizens had details as to when, where and even to whom. This was also rumored to be posted on his church’s bulletin, making the news seem all the more legitimate. YG Entertainment stated that the news was indeed absurd and that Daesung really wasn’t in a position to be getting married so soon after what had just took place. Although the rumors subsided, everyone became more curious to know his whereabouts, and wanted to know what he’s been doing during his time away.
According to YG, “Daesung needs to take some time alone not only so that he’ll be ready to promote with Big Bang again, but because his fans want to see the bright and cheery Daesung on stage once again. He not only appeals to young fans, but older fans, both male and female.”
Even after his debut with Big Bang, Daesung went to church week after week. He volunteered with church work activities, sang in the church choir and was very active within his church community.
In order to find out how he was doing, Woman Chosun tracked him down at a church in Seoul. It’s the one that Daesung has been attending with his family since he was young. That day was more meaningful, as the church was celebrating their new sanctuary.
It was about 30 minutes before the service began, and the church was clean and simple. There were a lot of people that seemed to be around the same age as Daesung. The choir was rehearsing on one side of the stage, and others were tuning their instruments as well as adjusting the lights and projectors. Then all of a sudden someone said, “Daesung, I think you’re going to have to come over this way a little more.” There he was, sitting amongst the choir dressed in his Sunday best. He sat in the very last row, and he looked more like an ordinary church member, rather than a member of the hottest idol group in Hallyu. It was awkward seeing him in this sort of light, but he looked comfortable speaking with his friends, and when he laughed- he was the very same Daesung we all know and love. When the service began, Daesung held the mic and sang a hymn, looking as genuine and passionate as he did when he stood on stage with Big Bang. Being used to performing on some of the biggest stages in the world, the small church stage could have been uncomfortable but he looked like he was really enjoying himself.
One church member commented, “I think Daesung has grown deeper in his faith after what has happened. He makes sure to come every week, volunteers, and even attends Bible Study. Its good to see.”
News of Daesung being acquitted was a relief for his fans, but it will be hard for them to see him on stage anytime soon. Anyone that goes through that kind of trauma needs enough time off to ponder and piece together their thoughts.
It’s also a relief that Daesung who was somewhat depressed after the incident has re-found his faith and as a result, is now social and active again.
Fans eagerly anticipate his comeback, but no one is arguing that he needs some time off. No one knows when he will be ready, but fans can’t wait to see him on stage- healthy & happy.
Source & Images : Woman Chosun
Translated by Allkpop