Former Actress Shim Eun Ha Hospitalized After Sleeping Pill Overdose

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Former actress Shim Eun Ha hospitalized after sleeping pill overdose
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Former actress Shim Eun Ha hospitalized after sleeping pill overdose

Former actress Shim Eun Hais reported to have been hospitalized after overdosing on sleeping medication on June 20 at 1AM KST.

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On June 21, an insider revealed the once-celebrated actress is currently in a hospital in Kangnam, Seoul after taking too many benzodiazepines prescribed for anxiety and insomnia. She's said to be recovering quickly though the hospital has officially stated, "We cannot confirm anything."

Shim Eun Ha's husband, politician Ji Sang Wook, stated in a message, "A family member's health is in danger, and I have to be by their side."

Actor Choi Won Young and actress Shim Yi Young welcome their second daughter!
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Actor Choi Won Young and actress Shim Yi Young welcome their second daughter!

On June 14, actor Choi Won Young and actress Shim Yi Young's labels told news outlets, "Shin Yi Young has given birth to a daughter weighing 3.4kgs on the morning of June 14 at a hospital in Ilsan."

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The labels continued, "Both the mother and child are healthy, and are resting surrounded by the congratulations of family and friends."

Choi Won Young and Shim Yi Young also thanked all who congratulated the couple on the news of their second daughter, and sent out words of encouragement to parents all around the world.

Former actress Shim Eun Ha in stable condition, expected to be discharged from the hospital
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Former actress Shim Eun Ha in stable condition, expected to be discharged from the hospital

Following the sudden news of her hospitalization, former actress Shim Eun Ha gave an official statement/update on her current health situation on June 21 after returning to stable conditions. 

"I wasn't aware of it recently but I struggled with a great deal of stress. I needed medical treatment, but I was able to cope with the external forces on my own, as well as through taking care of my children, and overcame the obstacles," Shim Eun Ha stated.

She continued, "Recently, I began taking medication and was admitted to the hospital. I am doing well now and will be discharged from the hospital soon. I apologize for the troubling incident."

Retired Actress Shim Eun Ha Issues Statement After Health Concerns Surface
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Retired Actress Shim Eun Ha Issues Statement After Health Concerns Surface

Actress Shim Eun Ha issued a statement after health after there were concerns about her health.

Earlier, her husband and member of parliament Ji Sang Wook withdrew from his partys leadership race. He said, There has been an issue with my family members health, so I must be by my familys side. It was also relayed that Shim Eun Ha was given emergency treatment for a non life-threatening drug overdose in Seoul on June 21. This raised concerns of Shim Eun Has health.

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90s Star Shim Eun-ha Overdoses on Sleeping Pills
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90s Star Shim Eun-ha Overdoses on Sleeping Pills

Shim Eun-ha, who was a popular actress in the 1990s and is married to Bareun Party lawmaker Ji Sang-wook, was rushed to the emergency room Tuesday after apparently overdosing on sleeping pills.

Shim (45) lost consciousness but is in stable condition.

In a text message from Ji's mobile phone on Wednesday, Shim said, "I discovered I had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder for some time and recently began taking medication".

"I needed to be treated with drugs, but I overcame my mental problems while raising my children. I am OK now and will soon be heading home".