Weki Meki‘s Kim Doyeon and Choi Yoojung had appeared on TMI News, where they discussed the extreme health dangers they face due to the demanding careers of an idol.
Choi Yoojung confessed that she has bad joints. Sometimes it gets so bad that she needs to get painkillers injected into her joints. But the problem can never go away since she’s always dancing as an idol.
My joints aren’t very good. There are times when the pain gets so bad that I have to get painkiller shots into my joints.
— Choi Yoojung
Kim Doyeon revealed that she suffers from vagus neuropathy, which is when one of the cranial nerves that connect the brain to the body can numb or weaken certain body functions.
Whenever she feels the symptoms coming on, she has to sit down or else she can faint. The symptoms also get worse when she’s on a diet, but as an idol, you’re always running around and nearly always on a strict diet.
I suffer from vagus neuropathy. When I feel the symptoms arise, I have to sit down but if I have to keep standing there are times when I faint.
The symptoms get worse when I’m dieting.
— Kim Doyeon
Despite their health concerns, Doyeon and Yoojung continue to do their best as idols while trying to keep themselves as healthy as possible.
Hopefully their agency is keeping track of their health issues and putting their health concerns as top priority over everything else!