Korean singer Kim Jang Hoon, formerly a friend of PSY, has accused the rapper of stealing the worldwide dance craze "The Horse Dance" from him. He was sent to the hospital after sounding suicidal online.
The two were good friends in the past, working together on numerous songs and concerts together. After working together in 2009 to put together the "One Touch" concert for the World Cup soccer match, Kim Jang Hoon tried to break into the US market; however, after PSY's "Gangnam Style" achieved the success he was unable to, their friendship deteriorated.
Last month, Kim Jang Hoon made a post on his me2day claiming he was plagiarized. On October 2nd, PSY stated, "I want to show everyone how well Korean people can party on stage. I learned all about concerts from Kim Jang Hoon. I'll take what I’ve learned from Kim Jang Hoon and go overseas to show them as well", presumably responding to claims made by Kim Jang Hoon.
On October 5th, Kim Jang Hoon posted a suicidal message on his me2day, saying, "Right now, I'm asleep and should wake up, but I can't. I think I took too much medicine. I’m a fool who can’t stand to be betrayed by the ones I trusted. I'm sorry, please don’t curse at me. Don’t be heartbroken. I'm sorry. I’m going now."
The singer was admitted to the hospital for psychological treatment. PSY visited his former friend at the hospital, but has not responded directly to the plagiarism claims or his hospitalization.
Many are attributing Kim Jang Hoon's sudden suicidal thoughts to his belief that PSY became famous from his idea while he remains an obscure figure. His jealously led to depression, causing him to overdose on pills and having to be hospitalized.
The singer is currently rest in the hospital and plans on leaving Korea when he gets released. He pleaded to be left alone as he deals with this difficult time in his life.
|Real name||Park Jae Sang|
|Birthday||31 December, 1977|
|Main occupation||singer (active)|
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