Jaejoong says he has Covid-19, then reveals it was April Fool's prank

Kim Jaejoong says he pulled the prank as a way to raise awareness about Covid-19.

South Korean singer Kim Jaejoong announced on Instagram he has been hospitalised for Covid-19 only to reveal it was an April Fool's prank an hour later.

The JYJ member first posted this on Instagram (this message was translated to English by allkpop.com): "I've been infected with COVID19. This was all due to my carelessness, for ignoring the advice provided by the government and all those around me.

"It's a wonder how significantly one person's actions can affect the greater society. I am apologetic toward those who may have also been inflicted with the virus because of me.

"I've become like this because of my stupid decision, to live thinking it'll never be me. I am being hospitalized. I am wrapped up with feelings of gratitude and apology while reflecting on my past. There are so many things I want to say. I want to see so many people."

An hour later, Kim reveals the announcement was a prank made to raise awareness on Covid-19.

"To have someone you love or someone precious to you be infected with a virus, it is a heartbreaking thing. Despite that fact, there are so many people who are still roaming the streets, acting as if it won't ever happen to them. Many people are worried that their family and loved ones may fall ill because of such people. Mistakenly thinking that you and the people around you will remain safe can do a lot of damage.

"Many of my acquaintances and staff are also seeing their loved ones testing positive for the virus. This is not a faraway story... This prank (seems) out of hand for a simple April Fool's joke, but many people worried for me in a short period of time.

"This is definitely not something that only happens to other people! I wanted to tell everyone that protecting yourself is also the solution to protecting others. I will receive all punishment that I am due for this post. I hope you will all stay healthy."

주변의 사랑하는 사람 소중한 나의 누군가가 바이러스에 감염되었다? 너무 가슴 아픈 일입니다. 그럼에도 불구하고 나 몰라라.. 나는 아니겠지 하고 무방비 상태로 거리를 활보하고 생활하는 너무 많은 사람들로 인해 내 가족 지인들이 아플까 봐 너무 걱정되는 마음. 나 자신과 내 주변은 안전하겠지라는 착각이 나와 주변에 모든 것을 아프게 할 수 있습니다. 현재 저의 가까운 지인, 관계자분들도 바이러스 감염자가 늘어가고 있습니다. 절대 먼 곳의 이야기가 아닙니다. 부주의로 인한 슬픈 예감이 현실이 되었을 때 그땐 눈물 씻어내고 끝날 일이 아니라고 생각합니다. 현시점의 경각심.. 마음에 새기고 새깁시다. 만우절 농담으로 상당히 지나치긴 하지만 짧은 시간 안에 많은 분들이 걱정해 주셨습니다. 참.. 이 글 절대 만우절 장난이라 생각하지않습니다. 내 가족이 내 친구가 아프고..죽어갑니다.. 절대!!! 남의 일이 아닙니다. 나를 지키는 일이 소중한 사람들을 지키는 것이라는 이야기해 드리고 싶었습니다. 이 글로 인해 받을 모든 처벌 달게 받겠습니다. 모두가 건강하시길 바랍니다.

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