Jung Il-woo’s Military Service
Military service is a must for men in South Korea, whether they are artists or not. Jung Il-Woo is one of the actors who has served in the military. In fact, Jung Il-Woo has a serious illness that is a brain aneurysm that can cause stroke and permanent nerve damage. However, he still performed his duty of military service.
During his year of conscription, scattered photographs emerged of Jung Il-Woo carrying out his activities. The photos horrified netizens. Not because of the activities done, but because of the change in Jung Il-Woo’s face. His face looked a bit chubby.
Netizens and his fans who saw the photo were delighted, while performing his military service there, Jung Il-woo was living a healthy lifestyle. Let’s take a look at the pictures from Jung Il-woo during and a year following the military service.
Jung Il-woo’s Illness
In November 2016, Jung Il-woo was diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm. He was about to join the army in 2016 when he diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm at a hospital he had suffered from headaches. A cerebral aneurysm is a weakened blood vessel wall that results in an enlarged artery. Rupture and bleeding caused by an aneurysm may cause a stroke, coma, or result in death. Cerebral aneurysms, like time bombs, are a dangerous disease that many burst. One study found that 30% of patients with cerebral aneurysms like Jung Il-woo have headaches and diplopia.
At the time, the agency stated that the actor received the diagnosis following a car accident in 2006. Despite being able to receive exemption from compulsory enlistment, the actor still enlisted as a public service worker in December 2016 and was discharged on November 30, 2018.
The first time Jung Il-woo heard about the diagnosis, he was feel anxiety and depression. He said, “When I got the diagnosis, it was like a ticking time bomb. I couldn’t leave my house because of anxiety and depression.”
He continued, “I lived like that for over a month. I then thought since people don’t know when they’re going to die, I should enjoy the present while doing everything I want to do. With that mindset, I went to Santiago. At that time, it was the happiest time of my life because I went as Jung Il Woo in his mid-20s and not as an actor. I’m still young, so I can’t get surgery yet,” he said. “I get it examined every three months.”
He also said, “Even the doctors said they weren’t sure how soon I was going to die. It felt like a ticking time bomb. But after the diagnosis, I was able to change the way I look at life. You only get one chance at life, so I wanted to make the most of every day. I realized that it is okay to enjoy life and comfortably show people who I really am.”
And as the time passed, his condition is keep getting better with all the treatment and management of his diseases that he had done until now. Let’s hope a full recovery for him and always be healthy.
Proof of Jung Il-woo’s Religion
For some people, religion is something personal as it is their privacy. But, being an artist or public figure means that there is nothing you can hide because many people and fans are curious and want to know more about you, including your personal things such religion. Jung Il-woo is no exception.
As it is show in his profile, Jung Il-woo is a devout Catholic. He was given the Christian name Antonio or Anthony in English during his Confirmation.
This information can be proven when Jung Il-woo was appointed as a new ambassador for the Seoul Catholic Social Welfare Association. The ceremony was held at 10:30 am on November 14 at 301, Diocese of Myeong-dong, Seoul.
Jung Il-woo said, “I will share the love I have received with many people. I want to be a good influencer.”
He joined the Welfare Society for the first time in 2016 as an alternative service to the aged care facility under the Welfare Society. Since then, it has continued to practice sharing even after the completion of alternative service.
As a devout Catholic he said, “When you have a difficult time, you go to the quiet church at night and pray.” He continued, “It’s nice to be able to rely on hard times and to have a place to go when you’re lonely.”
Jung Il-woo’s Age, How Old is He?
Jung Il-woo (Korean: 정일우) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the sitcom Unstoppable High Kick (2006), and the television dramas The Return of Iljimae (2009), 49 Days (2011), Cool Guys, Hot Ramen (2011), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012) and Cinderella with Four Knights (2016).
Jung Il-woo was born 9 September 1987 in Seoul, South Korea. Jung Il-Woo is turning 34 years old for international age or 35 years old for Korean age in 203 days.
List of the Top of Jung Il-woo Movies
1. The World of Silence (2006)
The World of Silence was the first film starring Jung Il-Woo. The film was released on December 14, 2006 and was written and directed by Cho Ui-Seok Jung Jae-Ho, Han Jin, and Jung Ui-Mok. Jung Il-Woo plays a young version of Jung-Ho, who is actually played by Ryoo Jung-Ho.
The World of Silence tells the story of Jung-Ho, played by Kim Sang-Kyung, a famous photographer with a special ability to read people’s minds, who has just returned to Korea from abroad. Jung-Ho still can not get rid of his traumatic memories of his late girlfriend who ended her life in front of him. In the midst of this, Jung-Ho becomes a temporary guardian for Soo-Yeon, played by Han Bo-Bae, a little girl whose mother is in a coma. Detective Kim, played by Park Yong-Woo begins to suspect Jung-Ho is involved in the gruesome events that surround him. And the case becomes even more desperate when Soo-Yeon herself disappears.
2. Love, First (2007)
The film, written and directed by Lee Han, Shin Dong-Ik, was released on December 19, 2007. Love, First became Jung Il-Woo’s second film in 2007. Jung Il-Woo in this film plays Ji-Woo. In addition to Jung Il-Woo, the film also stars famous artists such as, Kam Woo-Sung, Choi Gang-Hee, Uhm Tae-Woong, and Lee Yeon-Hee.
This film tells the story of Se-Jin, who is head-over-heels for his girlfriend Joo-Won, but he is worried his otherworldly Joo-Won may disappear one day and he will be left alone.
So-Hyun falls in love with Ji-Woo, a senior in college who is heart broken by another girl. So-Hyun asks Ji-Woo to teach her how to drink as an excuse to spend more time with him. Jung-Suk and Soo-Jung is a workaholic and they struggle to start their relationship because Jung-Suk is still not over his dead wife.
And Jin-Man who has been on a free-hug campaign around the world, returns to his homeland in 6 years to meet his former girlfriend. The only key to finding her is her cell phone number from 6 years ago.
3. The Rise of a Tomboy (2016)
The Rise of a Tomboy (Chinese: 女汉子真爱公式) is a 2016 Chinese romantic comedy film directed by Guo Dalei and starring Zhao Liying and Hans Zhang. It was released in China by Wanda Media and Wuzhou Film Distribution on March 18, 2016.
This is a story about a university student who believed love has a formula to success and tried to prove it in a month. Her mom left her when she was young and she learn to be independent and strong. She eventually felt in love but to prove her formula works she follows her mind instead of her heart, but only to realize in the end that true love is about being able to feel the heartbeat of the other person.
4. The Discloser (2018)
The Discloser is the first film from Jung Il-Woo in 2018. The film was released on January 24, 2018 directed by Hong Ki-Seon. In the film, Jung Il-Woo plays the role of Kang Young-Woo.
This film tells about Park Dae-Ik, played by Kim Sang-kyung who is a lieutenant colonel and he is assigned to work as the chief in the aircraft component purchasing section for the Ministry of National Defense. One Day, Fighter Pilot Lieutenant Kang Young-Woo comes to him and raises questions about the company supplying components for the fight jets. Park Dae-Ik checks documents and finds that U.S. company Air Star is the sole provider of components. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Kang Young-Woo’s fighter jet crashes. The military brushes over the truth and faults Lieutenant Kang Young-Woo for the crash.
Park Dae-Ik investigates secretly and learns of a deal between the Ministry of National Defense and the Pentagon in the United States. Park Dae-Ik cooperates with Reporter Kim Jung-Sook, played by Kim Ok-Vin to reveal the truth.