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Golden Child TAG in Critical Condition Due to Acute Liver Failure, Per Reports + Agency Sets the Record Straight

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Golden Child TAG is making fans worry due to his health status.

This month, Golden Child hyped fans with the announcement of their US tour, Golden Child Meet & Live Tour in USA. However, the excitement was immediately replaced with anxiety due to TAG’s health issue.

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Golden Child TAG Is Reportedly in Critical Condition

Gookmin Ilbo first reported that TAG, whose real name is Son Young Taek, is in critical condition due to acute liver failure.

The news outlet confirmed that the K-pop idol was admitted on May 19 to a university hospital in Gangnam. It also claimed that TAG is in the hospital’s intensive care unit and needs to undergo a liver transplant after developing symptoms of acute liver failure.

However, Woollim Entertainment clarified in its official statement that TAG is not in critical condition, although his health status has worsened.

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“TAG is not in critical condition at all right now. However, his health took a turn for the worse, and he went to the hospital this morning and took a number of different kinds of tests. He's currently waiting for the results,” the agency said, per SPOTV.

It remains unknown what caused TAG’s recent hospitalization. But the news outlets noted that the K-pop idol had frequently been visiting the hospital due to poor health.

TAG Suffered Injury Before Recent Health Issue

Aside from his recent hospitalization, TAG also sustained an ankle injury in October after fans blocked his path through the use of a strobe light.

He received an emergency first aid treatment at that time and went to a hospital due to ligament damage.

Following the incident, Woollim Entertainment issued a warning to fans to prevent a similar incident from occurring.

The agency said:

“At present, fans have not been remaining orderly at many of Golden Child’s events. In order to prevent accidents from occurring in these kinds of situations, our staff has continuously made requests and attempted to restrain [disorderly fans], but their attempts were ignored, and our staff was even cursed at. In the end, we have even gotten to a situation in which a Golden Child member has been injured.”

Golden Child fans, as of press time, continue to shower TAG with well wishes.

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