K-pop star Daniel Kang, formerly of boy band Wanna One, is going on a break from singing, citing “depression and panic disorder”, and his fans are coming out in support of his decision on Twitter.

Daniel Kang fans cheer K-pop star as he takes a break to deal with mental health issues amid spate of celebrity deaths

  • Kang’s fans have been tweeting #WeAreWithDaniel as they rally around the singer dealing with mental health issues
  • The singer’s announcement comes in the wake of the deaths of fellow K-pop stars Sulli, Goo Hara and Cha In-ha
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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K-pop star Daniel Kang, formerly of boy band Wanna One, is going on a break from singing, citing “depression and panic disorder”, and his fans are coming out in support of his decision on Twitter.
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K-pop singer Jung Joon-young, pictured here speaking upon his arrival at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in March, received a six-year prison term for gang-raping two different victims on two occasions in 2016, and filming himself having sex with other women without their knowledge and sharing the footage without their consent. Photo: AP
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Jailing of K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon offers ray of hope in dark year for the industry

  • The jailing on rape charges of the two South Korean stars is a welcome first step towards ending the misogyny and victim blaming rampant in K-pop
  • The convictions should also offer hope to South Korean women who have been victims of secretly recorded sex videos, revenge porn and ‘molka’

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K-pop singer Jung Joon-young, pictured here speaking upon his arrival at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in March, received a six-year prison term for gang-raping two different victims on two occasions in 2016, and filming himself having sex with other women without their knowledge and sharing the footage without their consent. Photo: AP
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