A shocking piece of news awaits the fans of EXO as one of the members, D.O., has tested positive for COVID-19. His agency, SM Entertainment, confirmed the same on April 25, 2022. The agency announced that the singer and actor had tested positive for coronavirus earlier on the same day. It further confirmed D.O. has also completed his second round of vaccination for COVID-19 and that he is not showing any symptoms as of now.
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The official statement
As published in News 18, D.O’s agency, SM Entertainment, has released the following statement on his health.
“Hello, this is SM Entertainment.
EXO’s D.O. received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 today (April 25).
D.O. has completed the second round of vaccination for COVID-19, and currently has no symptoms. He has paused all schedules and is under self-isolation and home treatment in accordance with the guidelines of the quarantine authorities.
We will thoroughly comply with the quarantine guidelines and do our best to focus on his recovery by considering the health and safety of our artists as our top priority.
For the unversed, D.O. was born Do Kyung Soo, and he debuted as one of the members of the South Korean band EXO in April 2012. He also made his debut as an actor in September 2014 with a supporting role in the movie titled Cart. D.O. also released an OST for the same-titled Crying Out.
D.O. also made his small screen debut in the same year and did a supporting role in It’s Okay, That’s Love. Not only did his performance earn him critical acclaim, but he was also nominated for the Best New Actor Award at the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards. D.O. will next feature in KBS’ True Sword Battle, which is scheduled for a release this year.
D.O’s new acting venture
It was reported earlier this month that D.O. would be stepping back into the world of acting soon. He is all set to feature in an upcoming Korean drama based around the judiciary system. As reported by Soompi, the singer and actor will be featured as the protagonist in the said drama. The K-drama is titled Prosecutor Jin’s Victory and also True Swordsmanship. Talking about D.O., the 29-year-old actor has already impressed the audience with his acting prowess in dramas like My Annoying Brother, Along with the Gods, I Remember You, Swing Kids, 100 Days My Prince, etc.
So, D.O. will be seen playing the role of a lawyer who is armed with a penchant for bringing justice to all his clients by challenging the sanctuaries of power and wealth. The actor posed as a lawyer will be seen taking down all the greedy ones using expedient methods instead of the conventional ones. It will be D.O’s first-ever K-drama since the end of his military service.