Reply 1988 Shock: Actor Choi Sung Won Lands New Drama Following Leukemia Treatment

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Reply 1988 star Choi Sung Won is ready to act again months after receiving treatment for leukemia again.

Choi Sung Won scored his luck when he was able to join the third installment of the Reply series in 2015. At that time, he played the role of Sung No-eul in Reply 1988.

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The actor started his career as a musical actor, starring in several musicals like Finding Mr. Destiny and Oh! While You Were Sleeping before appearing on small and big screens. So far, he already has several series under his belt, including Mirror of the Witch, Prison Playbook, The Prison, The Accidental Detective, and Gangnam Beauty, to name a few.

Unfortunately, he had to stop working as an actor in 2020 as he needed to undergo treatment for leukemia again. Over a year since he went on a hiatus, Choi Sung Won made a massive move to mark his comeback in the acting industry.

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Actor Choi Sung Won is Back

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On Tuesday, Wide S Company confirmed that the 37-year-old actor officially joined the label. As part of his welcome back project, Choi Sung Won will reportedly star in a new drama soon.

"We recently signed an exclusive contract with Choi Sung Won. It is true that he will be appearing in the MBC drama, 'From Now On, Showtime!'. He is currently at the stage where he is slowly resuming activities while being cautious of his health and recovery," the statement went on.

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From Now On, Showtime! is Choi Sung Won's upcoming drama with Jung Joon Ho, Park Hae Jin, and Jin Ki Joo. His exact character has not been named yet, but it has been confirmed that he was cast as the husband of a newlywed couple in the series.

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It will reportedly tell the story of a popular magician who has the ability to summon a ghost. The police in the series also has supernatural powers.

Choi Sung Won's Cancer Journey

The actor is still recovering from the dreaded disease. But it was not actually the first time he was diagnosed with leukemia.

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Choi Sung Won first learned about his health status in May 2016. He was declared cancer-free in December of the same year. Fortunately, he returned to acting in 2017, but he had to take a break again in 2020 as leukemia reportedly recurred.

"Choi Sung Won was not in a situation where he was completely cured. He participated in dramas and musical because his health got a lot better. He is currently undergoing treatment, and although his condition isn't perfect, it's not anything serious," his former agency said at that time.

For now, fans wish for his faster recovery and him to wholly get rid of the disease so he can return to the industry for good.

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