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Actor Ahn Sung-ki is recovering from blood cancer

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Actor Ahn Sung-ki during the Gangneung International Film Festival red carpet event in October 2021 [YONHAP]

Actor Ahn Sung-ki, 70, is recovering from blood cancer, according to his entertainment agency Artist Company on Saturday.

“The actor was diagnosed over a year ago, but because Ahn Sung-ki has always taken care of his health, he is currently on the road to recovery,” the agency said in a statement. communicated.

On Thursday, Ahn was seen in public at the opening ceremony of “Director Bae Chang-Ho’s 40th Anniversary Special Exhibition” held at CGV in Gangnam District, south of Seoul.

Before the screening of director Bae’s “People In a Slum” (1982), Ahn took the stage to say hello to the audience. He wore a wig and was supported by fellow actor Kim Bo-hyun. Ahn left the theater without watching the entire film.

The agency said Ahn will continue to focus on getting better for now so she can return to acting in the future.

Ahn made his debut in 1957 through a romance film called “Twilight Train”. The actor was five years old at the time. He has since acted in over a hundred films. He is best known for the films “Good Windy Day” (1980), “Two Cops” (1993) and “Radio Star” (2006). Most recently, Ahn had a supporting role in the historical film “Hansan: Rising Dragon”. The film was released in July.

Actor Ahn Sung-ki, far left, before the screening of the film

Actor Ahn Sung-ki, far left, before a screening of the film ‘People in a Slum’ (1982) on Thursday at CGV Gangnam in southern Seoul [YONHAP]

BY LEE JIAN [lee.,[email protected]]