South Korean singer Kim Jaejoong introduced on Instagram he has been hospitalised for Covid-19 solely to disclose it was an April Idiot’s prank an hour later.
The JYJ member first posted this on Instagram (this message was translated to English by allkpop.com): “I have been contaminated with COVID19. This was all as a consequence of my carelessness, for ignoring the recommendation offered by the federal government and all these round me.
“It is a surprise how considerably one particular person’s actions can have an effect on the higher society. I’m apologetic towards those that might have additionally been inflicted with the virus due to me.
“I’ve change into like this due to my silly determination, to dwell pondering it will by no means be me. I’m being hospitalized. I’m wrapped up with emotions of gratitude and apology whereas reflecting on my previous. There are such a lot of issues I need to say. I need to see so many individuals.”
An hour later, Kim reveals the announcement was a prank made to lift consciousness on Covid-19.
“To have somebody you’re keen on or somebody valuable to you be contaminated with a virus, it’s a heartbreaking factor. Regardless of that truth, there are such a lot of people who find themselves nonetheless roaming the streets, performing as if it will not ever occur to them. Many individuals are anxious that their household and family members might fall in poor health due to such individuals. Mistakenly pondering that you simply and the individuals round you’ll stay protected can do loads of harm.
“A lot of my acquaintances and workers are additionally seeing their family members testing constructive for the virus. This isn’t a faraway story… This prank (appears) out of hand for a easy April Idiot’s joke, however many individuals anxious for me in a brief time frame.
“That is positively not one thing that solely occurs to different individuals! I needed to inform everybody that defending your self can also be the answer to defending others. I’ll obtain all punishment that I’m due for this submit. I hope you’ll all keep wholesome.”