Stars Reveal How They Overcame Burnout: BLACKPINK Jennie, IU And More

Celebrities may experience burnout during their activities and idols like AOA’s Choa and BLACKPINK’s Jennie are no exception

Jennie made her debut as a member of the girl group BLACKPINK in 2016. Considered a complete idol even before her debut, she impressed everyone with her outstanding skills. 

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In July this year, Jennie appeared on BBC Podcast of British pop star Dua Lipa and confessed the difficulties she faced with rap. Mentioning her burnout period, the female idol shared, “When I was a trainee, everyone told me that I needed to become a rapper, but I didn’t have any chance to actually get to know rap. That’s why there was a time I didn’t want to rap. I desperately thought, ‘This is not the Jennie I imagined, I don’t think I’m a rapper’”.

After that, Jennie spent time looking back on BLACKPINK’s performances and her own videos. She shared, “From that moment, I accepted that rap was a part of me. I’m so lucky that I can be a crazy rapper and still can sing whenever I want now”.


Unlike Jennie, who suffered burnout before her debut, Choa and Jeon Hyun-moo are celebrities who faced hard times when they already reached the top.

Choa debuted in AOA in 2012 but withdrew from the group in June 2017. Fans were very disappointed and angry because it was in the middle of AOA’s heyday. Resuming activities after a three-year hiatus, Choa revealed through her personal YouTube channel that she had been suffering from burnout. 

Choa expressed her sympathy towards junior idols on a recent program, saying, “I know that there are many idol friends who are enduring stress while doing overseas and domestic activities with medication”. Earlier this year, she also talked about how she overcame her career slump, saying “I thought about what I could do to be happy for a long time. I realized that eating nice food is very important to me”

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In addition, famous broadcaster Jeon Hyun-moo confessed that he went to Bukchon to overcome the stress after working so hard like a machine. He shared, “I lived in Bukchon for a month. I didn’t set an alarm and woke up with the bird sounds. I was lying on the floor and it felt so healing”. In the case of Choa and Jeon Hyun-moo, they overcame burnout by finding new hobbies.


On the other hand, IU, who has been active for 16 years, drew attention when she said she never suffered burnout. The female singer said, “There have been some small slumps in my career but I don’t like being tied to that negative feeling. I also don’t like good feeling to last long. It’s nice to return to the state of not feeling anything.” In addition, IU sincerely advised junior singers who are running forward, saying “I think you can enjoy your activities in a healthy way if you know how to separate life and work.”

Source: Daum

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