K-pop star Goo Hara found unconscious at home, sparks debate on pressures of K-pop fame

(CNN)South Korean singer and actress Goo Hara has apologized to fans after being found unconscious at home, reigniting debate about the intense pressure on the country’s K-pop superstars. On Tuesday, Goo addressed the reports, apologizing for “causing concern to everyone and causing a commotion,” according to Sankei Sports, a media outlet in Japan, where Goo has a large following. “I’m recovering. Many things overlapped and I had been suffering. But I’ll steel myself and work to show you my healthy self,” she reportedly said. Since last September, Goo has been embroiled in a public dispute with her former boyfriend Choi Jong-bum. She has accused Choi of blackmailing her by threatening to release video of them having sex, according to the …