Korea’s Queen of K-Pop, Lee Hyori, Announces Two Year Hiatus

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Korea’s Queen of K-Pop, Lee Hyori, Announces Two Year Hiatus
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Having a career in the entertainment industry, especially in the intensely competitive Korean entertainment industry, can, at times prove to be very much taxing, especially as a celebrity, more often than not, requires one to juggle a career as a musician or idol, as an entertainer, and as, sometimes, as an actor or an actress.  This can be especially tiring once a celebrity has reached more than ten or more years of actively being in the industry. Thus, it is no wonder that Korea’s Queen of K-pop, Lee Hyori, who has been active since 1998, is now taking a well deserved break. Read on to learn more about Lee Hyori and her upcoming hiatus.

Lee Hyori, who is also known as Korea’s Queen of K-pop, started out as part of the band Fin.K.L. in 1998.

From there, Lee Hyori has gone on to a solo music career, and has been seen in dramas, and various shows where she was one of the hosts or emcees.

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After seventeen years in the entertainment industry, according to All K Pop and The Korea Times US, Lee Hyori has finally decided to take a break from the entertainment industry for around two years.

This decision seems to have been a long time coming, especially after she, according to Soompi, deactivated her Twitter account, and after erasing her blog, which she had begun just a year ago, sometime in May of this year.

According to the reports, Lee Hyori is taking a break, due to the fact that she needs time to herself, after more than a decade of being a public figure, and due to the shifts in her own values and personal life, which has been happening ever since she got married.

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However, Lee Hyori will not be taking a break from the volunteer work that she is currently doing, such as volunteering to help stray dogs, and occasionally selling her things for charity.

What do you think of Lee Hyori’s decision to take a break from the entertainment industry? What do you think she will do after her hiatus? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.