UPDATED: JYJ's KIM JAEJOONG Says COVID-19 Post Is An April Fools' Joke
Karen Jane Ng
.JYJ member Kim Jaejoong earlier posted that he has been infected with COVID-19.
His original Instagram post reads, "I was infected with the Corona 19 virus. It was my carelessness, ignoring everything that the government has warned about. My personal behavior has a big impact on the society as a whole and for those who have been infected by me, I am sorry again."
The K-Pop idol added that he's currently in the hospital. His agency C-JeS Entertainment said they only learned about it through his IG post.
However, a few minutes after the news broke, Jaejoong edited his post and said it was only an April Fools' Joke meant to spread awareness about the seriousness of the crisis.
"I know that an April Fools' joke like this is very much over the line. But within a very short time, many people sent their worries for me," he explained. "This is definitely not just someone else' business. I wanted to get across the fact that protecting yourself is something that is protecting everyone around you."
[trans of jaejoong's recent ig edit] pic.twitter.com/6veHbT8Mom— jess (@kyvnghoon) April 1, 2020