Kim Jong Kook Talks About His Painful Struggle With Gout And How It Affected Running Man Filming

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Kim Jong Kook Talks About His Painful Struggle With Gout And How It Affected Running Man Filming
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Kim Jong Kook Talks About His Painful Struggle With Gout And How It Affected Running Man Filming

Kim Jong Kook shared his experience with gout on JTBCs Ask Us Anything.

On July 29, Kim Jong Kook appeared as a guest on the variety show and talked about when he got gout in his legs from consuming too much protein.

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The singer shared, It hurts so badly that you cant even sleep. I almost couldnt shoot Running Man because of gout. So I took painkillers and wore slippers to the set.

However, his slippers were perceived as a rude move at the time. Kim Jong Kook revealed, People criticized me for my poor attitude.

Kim Jong Kook talks about 'Running Man' castmate Yoo Jae Suk
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Kim Jong Kook talks about 'Running Man' castmate Yoo Jae Suk

Kim Jong Kook talked about his thoughts on his longtime 'Running Man' cast member and friend Yoo Jae Suk.

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During the latest filming of MBC's 'Radio Star', Kim Jong Kook looked back at his days before getting famous as well as his Turbodays. He revealed Yoo Jae Suk had hosted one of Turbo's fan meetings in the past, but he had no idea.

He stated, "I only found out later," explaining he noticed Yoo Jae Suk at the fan meeting when fans started sharing photos from the event. As for his thoughts on the 'Nation's MC', Kim Jong Kook stated, "He's a good person, but he's not the one who raised me in this industry."

Fans Comment That Lee Kwang Soo And Kim Jong Kook Were Almost Nowhere To Be Seen On Running Man
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Fans Comment That Lee Kwang Soo And Kim Jong Kook Were Almost Nowhere To Be Seen On Running Man

In the latest episode of SBSs Running Man, which aired on April 23, Lee Kwang Soo and Kim Jong Kook were almost nowhere to be seen.

In this episode of Running Man, comedian Jang Do Yeon appeared as a guest and the cast was split into teams of three and had to go to three different locations. Then, the teams played different games to avoid getting travel tickets. The team who earns three tickets would have to endure a punishment, which was taking a trip to one of the most dangerous tourist spots in the world.

Kim Jong Kook Receives Backlash For Pointing Out Preference On Women, “Running Man” Viewership Ratings Hit Rock Bottom
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Kim Jong Kook Receives Backlash For Pointing Out Preference On Women, “Running Man” Viewership Ratings Hit Rock Bottom

Kim Jong Kook is under fire for his remarks towards women some people deemed sexist. During the episode of "Running Man" aired on April 30, Kim Jong Kook described physical attributes of his ideal woman that resulted in various reactions from netizens.

"Running Man" viewers were shocked when Kim Jong Kook said men would prefer to date short women over the tall ones when SISTAR's Hyorin asked what his ideal type was. He added he doesn't consider tall women as a woman, which obviously draws controversy. Netizens argued such remarks shouldn't even come out from the mouth of a public influencer like Kim Jong Kook.

'Running Man' Ratings Drop Due To Kim Jong Kook's Sexist Remarks
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'Running Man' Ratings Drop Due To Kim Jong Kook's Sexist Remarks

Kim Jong Kook has recently been under fire due to his remarks about his ideal women during one of the scenes in the show, "Running Man". This was during the April 30 episode when Kim Jong Kook described to Sistar's Hyolyn what his ideal woman was.

During the episode, specifically in the scene where the two were inside a car talking, Sistar's Hyolyn asked Kim Jong Kook about his ideal women. Because of the question, Kim Jong Kook hastily answers that he, together with a lot of men, would love to date shorter women.