[ETA: Notice from Rainy Entertainment] Rain to continue to serve in the Army after medical treatment
[ Clouds, below is Rainy Entertainment's statement about Rain's current medical condition. This statement was posted on Rain's official website this morning (9/25). Thank you. Terri :-} ]
Hello this is Rainy Entertainment.
The daily temperature range is getting severe and it is easy to catch a flu. Are you all keeping well?
The weather will soon get chilly so please take good care of your health.
In just a couple of days there have been misleading rumours about Rain, Jung Jihoon’s health problem, which surprised many people. We therefore want to put out this notice.
Rain suffered from back pain before he joined the army, when he carried out his various activities, and had been receiving treatment steadily.
It is just chronic back pain. His military duty is not affected at all. Therefore there is absolutely no such thing as early discharge due to family circumstances. He will continue to carry out his duties and he wants to complete his military service until the end with a smart look, even if he breaks his back.
Thank you for your concern. Rain will faithfully fulfil his duties.
~Cloud Cover by Terri :-}, Managing Editor
An article from the Korean news outlet, Dispatch, indicates that Rain is doing well in the hospital. He is currently taking medication, undergoing physical therapy, and is expected to make a full recovery.
Please see the English translation of the full article below. Many thanks to 화니, at The Cloud for translating the Dispatch article into English for Rain’s English-speaking fans. You are awesome, girl!
[Sep-24-2012]Rain will normally continue to serve in the army after treatment. He won’t be invalided out of the army.
Singer Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) serving in the army, has been hospitalized with a pain in his lower back.
During the phone call with “Dispatch” on the 24th, Rain’s agency “Rainy Entertainment” expressed, “Last night, Rain was complaining of pain in his lower back and went into the hospital to undergo tests for the pain. He was absent even for a military audition event held in Gyeryong City’s Culture &Art Complex on the very day.”
An official from his agency said, “Dancers tend to have backaches problems. Rain has had some back pain since before his enlistment. When he had an ache in his lower back, he used to receive medical treatment from a doctor. But it’s not something serious. It’s a habitual thing with him.”
He added, “Rain is taking medication, taking to physical therapy in a hospital. There are no serious problems with his health. If he rests in the hospital for the time being, he’ll recover from his illness. He’ll normally finish military duty after treatment.”
Meanwhile, Rain had served as a teaching assistant in the 5th Division since his enlistment in October, 2011. He’s served as a PR soldier there since he was transferred to Defense Media Agency last March.
Credit to Dispatch http://www.dispatch.co.kr/news/detail.asp?idx=13684&category=2&subcategory=49. English translation by 화니 on The Cloud