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Doctor States Park Si Yeon was Treated with Propofol Due to a Rare Disease

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2013.05.20 18:06 Mwave An So Hyoun Translation Credit : Erika Kim

During a hearing for the propofol case against Lee Seung Yeon, Park Si Yeon and Jang Mi In Ae, it was revealed that Park Si Yeon suffers from a rare disease.

The fifth hearing in the case was held on May 20.

Doctor States Park Si Yeon was Treated with Propofol Due to a Rare Disease

The trial this day mainly concentrated on questioning three witnesses, one of whom was Mr. Ahn, a doctor arrested on charges of administering propofol habitually on his clients.

During his testimony, the name of Park Si Yeon′s disease, which had only previously been reported to be ′back pains′, was revealed.

The actress had been suffering from avascular necrosis at the head of her femur. In other words, the bone tissue in the head of her femur had been dying from lack of blood.

According to a source close to Park Si Yeon, the actress suffered from a back injury in 2006 while she was filming. Though she had been treated for the injury, the pain did not subside, leading her to tour dozens of hospitals across three years in search of the reason. She was diagnosed in 2009, and left SBS′ Family Outing.

The source said, "It′s not that we didn′t treat her even though we knew what it was. She even came to limp because her back hurt, but no hospital could pinpoint why. That′s why she needed to treat her pain with propofol over such a long period of time."

Mr. Ahn also said, "Park Si Yeon did not receive any treatment at the hospital other than those for her pain and beauty. The receipts match up. I lied when I told prosecution she was dependent [on the drug]. I am very sorry toward Park Si Yeon."

Park Si Yeon has been charged for using propofol 185 times from February 2011 to December 2012.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

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