It has been reported that Kim Hyun Joong has secretly donated 100 million won to help people in need.
On December 26, a spokesperson for the Red Cross reported that Kim donated 50 million won to the Red Cross in early November before his concert tour in Japan.
Kim also donated 50 million won to the Briquette Delivery of Love. After secretly donating total 100 million won, he went to Japan for his two-week concert tour.
A spokesperson for the Red Cross said, “In early or mid-November, Kim’s manager visited us without any previous notice and donated 50 million won to help people in need. He asked us not to let other people know about this.”
Regarding this, a spokesperson for Keyeast, Kim’s agency, said, “Because he did it personally, we didn’t know about it. We think he just didn’t want to make a big deal out of it.”
Kim has been very popular in this year, releasing two mini albums and ranking first in domestic music charts and TV music programs. He is also releasing a single album in Japan through Universal Japan on January 25 next year. He is already receiving attention from the Japanese music scene and advertising industry.
Kim is holding a fan meeting in Seoul in January next year, and then, he is going to start performing and promoting his first Japanese single album.
Kim Hyun Joong Quietly Donates $100,000 to Charity
Stars are in the spotlight for every reason under the same, but rarely are they in it for good deeds. Although SS501's leader Kim Hyun Joong hoped to keep it under wraps, fans were able to discover a charitable side to the singer and actor through the Red Cross.
On December 26, an official from the Red Cross revealed that he had donated $50,000 to the Red Cross before the start of his Japanese tour in early November. He also donated an additional $50,000 USD to an organization that passes out briquettes to heat the homes of those in need. In total, Kim Hyun Joong donated $100,000 in secrecy before setting off on his two week Japanese tour.
"He didn't have any other reason, really. In the beginning of November, one of Kim Hyun Joong's managers stopped by and donated $50,000, asking that we spend it on a good deed. He also said that he didn't want the act to be spread or widely known," a Red Cross official said.
When asked about the donation, Key East officials replied, "It's a personal act so we as the company didn't know about it. He must've wanted to help out quietly."
Kim Hyun Joong has been on a roll since releasing his two mini-albums, and is currently awaiting the release of his Japanese single on January 25 with Universal Japan.