The Reason Lee Kwang Soo Decided To Leave “Running Man” After 11 Years

The Reason Lee Kwang Soo Decided To Leave “Running Man” After 11 Years

Say it isn’t so! Lee Kwang Soo (이광수) is officially leaving “Running Man” after 11 years with the show.

In a statement shared by the actor’s home label, King Kong by Starship, Kwang Soo’s last shoot will be held on  24th May.


The entertainment agency shared:

“After becoming involved in his car accident last year, Lee Kwang Soo has received regular physical therapy. Despite the ongoing treatment, there were times when he felt that it was difficult to maintain his top physical condition while filming ‘Running Man’.

As a result, Lee Kwang Soo held lengthy conversations with the production staff, crew, his fellow cast members, as well as the agency. They ultimately came to the conclusion that he needed time to recuperate, both physically and mentally.


The decision has not been easy to make, as Kwang Soo remained a part of this close-knit, family-like team for the past 11 years. He, however, knows that he needs this time to focus on healing — so that he can return to the screens in a better state when the time comes.

We sincerely thank all of the viewers for the love they showed Lee Kwang Soo on ‘Running Man’. And Kwangsoo also promises to come back again with a brighter and healthier image.”

The “Tazza” actor is currently trending on Twitter, with many loyal fans of the popular variety show leaving various reactions to the sudden news about his exit. One commentator wrote, “‘Running Man’ isn’t ‘Running Man’ without Lee Kwang Soo. I can’t imagine how the show will be later without their betrayal and unlucky icon. I love him so much! Please don’t leave and just go on a hiatus instead.”

Back in February 2020, Lee Kwang Soo was involved in a car accident and as a result, he suffered fractures in his right ankle. Still, he took part in filming for the programme with a pair of crutches for several weeks.

This is so devastating. We will truly miss Lee Kwang Soo’s hilarious antics in “Running Man”!

Sources: AllKpopKoreaboo.

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