Kang Ho Dong has announced an early retirement from showbiz.
OK – it’s probably only temporary, but it does affect four shows that he’s currently on: 1 Night 2 Days, Star King, Golden Fishery, and Strong Heart. Even though 1 Night 2 Days is about to end in a few months, it has 5 other members to rely on to carry on the show. What to do about the rest of the shows that rely on him as an MC? Their fates are up in the air for now, while Kang must deal with the public embarrassment of being investigated by the Korean IRS on tax evasion. He announced that he will use the retirement to reflect on his actions, acknowledging the number of antis he now has due to this controversy.
While I’m sad to see him go because of a controversy, I’m not THAT sad to see him leave 1 Night 2 Days. Admittedly, I have not checked out his other shows, and yes, he might be awesome on those. I still feel bad for him. However, I think 1 Night 2 Days is going to survive just as well without him. Lee Su Geun and Lee Seung Gi are more than ready to take the mantle from him, and sometimes I feel like they already are trying to. I won’t miss him there.
Maybe some time off will allow him to reconnect with his son, and his baby boy might pay more attention to him than Pororo for once.
sources: star news, allkpop