Running Mans Kim Jong Kook And Haha Launch A New Venture Together

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Kim Jong Kook says he almost quit 'Running Man' because of Kang Ho Dong?
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Kim Jong Kook says he almost quit 'Running Man' because of Kang Ho Dong?

Kim Jong Kook revealed he almost quit 'Running Man' because of Kang Ho Dong.

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On the July 29th episode of 'Knowing Brothers', Kim Jong Kook said, "'Knowing Brothers' is my last school," and Heechul responded, "You should quit 'Running Man'." 'Sparta' Kim Jong Kook then revealed, "I almost quit once because of someone," pointing out Kang Ho Dong.

He poked fun at Kang Ho Dong, saying, "On your way home, you should get a notification." This past February, 'Running Man' underwent some controversy for blind-siding Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo about their leave from the show.

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."

Lee Kwang Soo fights back against Kim Jong Kook on 'Running Man'
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Lee Kwang Soo fights back against Kim Jong Kook on 'Running Man'

Lee Kwang Soo and Kim Jong Kook bickered with each other on 'Running Man' this week.

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

In the clip above, the members of the show are seen goofing around and joking with each other about how they were all dressed. Afterward, Kim Jong Kook abruptly greeted Yang Se Chan warmly because the comedian sent Kim Jong Kook a warm text message to congratulate him on Turbo's recent comeback. While pointing at Lee Kwang Soo, Kim Jong Kook, "You're so different from this one particular person who doesn't even care about me at all."

Kim Jong Kook And HaHa Team Up For New Variety Show
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Kim Jong Kook And HaHa Team Up For New Variety Show

It looks like Running Man co-stars and good friends Kim Jong Kook and HaHa will be seeing each other a little more often now!

On August 25, reports revealed that the pair will be MCs of a new variety show led by Producing Director Yeo Woon Hyuk.

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A source from Mystic Entertainment confirmed the news and said, PD Yeo Woon Hyuk is in charge of a variety show featuring Kim Jong Kook and HaHa. The detailed plans have not been confirmed yet. It will start airing in mid-September through Naver TV.