Kim Jong Kook Talks About The Difference Performing Solo As Opposed To Being With Turbo

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Kim Jong Kook talks about the difference performing solo as opposed to being with Turbo
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Kim Jong Kook talks about the difference performing solo as opposed to being with Turbo

On July 28, veteran duo Turbo had an interview with KBS 2TV's 'Entertainment Weekly'!

In the interview, Kim Jong Kook shared his thoughts on the trio's return, saying, "There's a clear difference in running solo as opposed to running with sandbags strapped to your feet," he began jokingly, "When the three of us are together, I don't feel lonely or anything. I like the fact that I get to take breaks in between while singing."

SEE ALSO: Turbo get ready for summer in 'Hot Sugar' MV teaser!

Kim Jong Kook's Turbo bring out 'Hot Sugar' MV
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Kim Jong Kook's Turbo bring out 'Hot Sugar' MV

Old-school trio Turbo have dropped the music video for their new summer track "Hot Sugar"!

SEE ALSO: Turbo get ready for summer in 'Hot Sugar' MV teaser!

Turbo, including 'Running Man' favorite Kim Jong Kook, are back with their new mini album 'Turbo Splash', their first release since "Again" in 2015. The MV follows the three members around a pool party, which includes some notable cameos.

See if you can spot them all in the MV above!

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 says he hated his group name Turbo
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Kim Jong Kook says he hated his group name Turbo

Kim Jong Kookrevealed he actually hated the group name Turbo.

SEE ALSO: Turbo get ready for summer in 'Hot Sugar' MV teaser!

On the August 2nd episode of 'Weekly Idol', Kim Jong Kook and the two other members of Turbo celebrated their 23rd year since their debut. They introduced themselves, saying, "We're an engine that never stops. Do you know why Turbo is called Turbo?"

He continued, "At first, when they called it Turbo, I was so embarrassed. The producer's car at the time wasa turbo model, and that's howhenamed us."

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."