Ok Joo-hyun, "I'm thinking about dying from so many malicious comments and debt."
Ok Joo-hyun, "I'm thinking about dying from so many malicious comments and debt."
In Channel A's entertainment show 'Oh Eun-young's Golden Counseling Center', which airs today (26th), the concerns of musical industry's leading divas Ock Joo-hyun, Lisa, and Lee Ji-hye are revealed.

The three main characters of the musical steady seller ‘Rebecca’. They reveal their anti-war concerns, saying, “I feel nervous and scared every time I stand on stage.” Ok Joo-hyun says, “We have too many responsibilities. What we are responsible for is money, and the quality of the performance is our future,” and expresses that she lives by reducing what she wants to eat and controlling her daily life. Ock Joo-hyun then revealed that even though she was injured in the thigh by a thick wire in her stage costume during the performance of the musical 'Elizabeth', she continued to perform while bleeding profusely to ensure a perfect performance.

Jihye Lee adds that she often thinks, “Wouldn’t my lifespan be shortened if I performed under extreme tension and stress?” Even though I have performed the musical 'Rebecca' over 200 times, when I was waiting backstage before the first scene that opens the play, I was overcome with extreme tension and the staff shouted 'GO!' The sound is scary. Lisa also agrees with the feeling of nervousness before the performance, and confesses that on the night before the first performance of Rebecca's 10th anniversary, she went to bed early to adjust her condition so as not to harm the reputation of 'Rebecca' that had been built up, but she could not stop worrying and spent the night with her eyes wide open. Let go.

Dr. Oh Eun-young, who listened to the concerns of the three people, sharply analyzes that the reasons for the anxiety of Ok Joo-hyun, Lisa, and Lee Ji-hye are different. For in-depth counseling, Ji-Hye Lee's MMPI (Multi-Factor Personality Inventory) results are first revealed, and Ji-Hye Lee explains that her anxiety level is quite high and that she is easily overwhelmed by anxiety-inducing stimuli. Lee Ji-hye, who sympathized with this, confessed that she once experienced symptoms of 'panic' that went beyond tremors when she stood on stage. “I started conducting the orchestra, but I couldn’t hear the singing, and there were times when I couldn’t hear my voice because of my heartbeat,” he said. Afterwards, he confessed that he knew his symptom was 'panic' and was prescribed medication, causing regret.

Dr. Oh Eun-young says that when humans experience something, it is inevitable that they will react accordingly, and advises that if it feels like it is too much to do even if you do your best, it is a good idea to get help from medicine to achieve biological balance. If you try to win on your own when your balance is broken and you fail and make mistakes, you may lose your ‘self-efficacy’ due to that experience. He gives sincere advice, saying that having a positive experience of “I did a good job” and understanding myself as a biological being is a good way to go.

As Dr. Oh comforts Lee Ji-hye, Ok Joo-hyun also confesses that she is suffering from panic symptoms. They say they are also receiving help from medication. During a performance of the musical 'Wicked', during a scene where he was singing while hanging in the air, he started to have stomach acid reflux due to anxiety that he might fall, and as a result, he couldn't sing and ruined the stage. Afterwards, “What if it happens again?” He confesses that the moment he thought about it, he couldn't hear any sound and couldn't breathe, to the point where he couldn't sing.

Ock Joo-hyun suffered from numerous negative comments in the process of transitioning from the girl group Fin.K.L. to a musical actress, and due to business failure, debt, and the pressure of performing on the musical stage, she wondered, “Will I die?” I confess that there have been times when I thought about it. However, because he did not have the courage to die, he thought that he had to do well in order to spend this time without suffering, and as he searched for a fun way to survive, he revealed that he gained faith in the time he had acquired and explored on his own.

Dr. Oh Eun-young, who heard Ok Joo-hyun's story, analyzes that Ok Joo-hyun knows herself so well that she solves problems based on her own experiences and lowers her anxiety. Ok Joo-hyun sympathizes with this and reveals that she practices thorough self-regulation by writing down notes, “When my condition is good or bad, what time I woke up today, what I ate, and what I did yesterday.”

Next, Dr. Oh Eun-young drew attention by saying that Lisa, who was suffering from dreams ahead of the performance, was diagnosed with 'anticipatory anxiety' and provided a special solution to reduce anxiety.

‘Oh Eun-young’s Golden Counseling Center’ airs every Tuesday at 8:10 p.m.

Taeyuna, Ten Asia Reporter youyou@tenasia.co.kr translated by google