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Park Jin Young Dispels Misconceptions Surrounding Him on ′Healing Camp′

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2012.05.01 11:04 Mwave Choi, EunHwa Translation Credit : Stewart Ho

Singer and producer Park Jin Young has cleared up the mysteries and misunderstanding surrounding him on SBS′ Healing Camp.

On the April 30 broadcast of Healing Camp, Park Jin Young appeared as the guest for the talk show. Park Jin Young, who rarely made appearances on television variety programs, was seen the last seven months as a judge for the singing competition show, SBS′ K-Pop Star. During the talk show appearance, Park Jin Young shed light on his seventeen-year career as a singer and his secrets to success.

In particular, the lengths Park went to care for himself, from his daily exercise to his meals, drew the attention of viewers. Park even revealed he set up alarm clocks to make sure he ate his medicine on time. The extensive care he input into himself was seen as one of his secrets to lengthy success.

Park Jin Young also addressed criticisms placed on him during K-Pop Star that his own criticism and comments to the contestants were too extreme. But Park Jin Young revealed the reasons behind his stinging words were for his attachment to the contestants.

Park Jin Young Dispels Misconceptions Surrounding Him on ′Healing Camp′

Park Jin Young wanted to feel the joy and delight the contestants felt for music. For the contestants that had skills and talents but who couldn′t overcome certain barriers, Park Jin Young would become fired up with his words.

The show also addressed why Park Jin Young could not let go of his passion for the stage. Despite already reaching success with past hits such as Don′t Leave Me, She Was Pretty and Honey Park Jin Young revealed his passion for music and the stage had never died even as time passed.

Park Jin Young also revealed that when he composed a good song, he often wished he could sing it on stage instead. While 2PM or the Wonder Girls would receive more attention and bring in more profits if they sang his songs, Park Jin Young always had a longing to express and convey his own music on stage.

The show went on to ask Park Jin Young on his goals in life, why he decided to enter the American market, and what he lived for. His honest and truthful self brought a positive feedback from viewers.

The episode showed the open and human side of Park Jin Young as well as sides to him that we were unable to see previously.

The feedback from viewers were evident on Healing Camp′s homepage message board as viewers wrote that many of the misconceptions they held about Park Jin Young was resolved.

Photo credit: SBS

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