Kim Tae-Won Hospitalized

Apparently, Jeonju concert on the 19th February meant a lot more than I thought. I wish Tae-Won Oppa will get well soon, and I wish he wouldn’t force himself too much keeping up with the concert schedules. I believe fans will understand if one or two schedules are canceled. Health comes first anyhow.

태원 오빠~ 의욕이 대단하지만 건강부터 챙기시면 좋겠어요~ 빨리 나아시길 바라고요.. 아니 천천히 나으셔도 되요.. 하지만 100프로 회복하셔야합니다~^^

c7snh.jpgPicture tweeted on 2 March 2011.

부활 김태원, 위암 투병중에도 콘서트 투혼…”팬들과 약속 지켰다”
Boohwal Kim Tae Won,  Standing on Concert Struggling Against Gastric Cancer …. “I keep my promise with fans”
Source: [한국경제|2011.02.28]

록그룹 부활의 김태원이 위암 판정으로 수술대에 올랐던 사실이 공개됐다. 27일 방송된 KBS 2TV ‘해피선데이남자의 자격‘에는 다음주 예고편에 김태원이 암에 걸린듯한 모습을 암시하는 모습이 보여졌다. 예고편에 이경규가 눈물을 보이는가 하면 김태원이 담담한 표정으로 인터뷰를 응하고 있는 모습이 포함된 것.
Kim Tae Won revealed the fact that he just undergone surgery after diagnosed having gastric cancer. In the preview for next week’s “Men’s Qualification” aired February 27th, they hint that Kim Tae Won was diagnosed with cancer. Lee Kyung-Kyu was seen shading tears, while Kim Tae Won calmly agreed for interview.

실제 김태원은 암 진단을 받고 지난 16일 내시경 수술을 통해 종양을 제거, 이후 실시한 조직검사에서 아직 종양이 남아있을 가능성이 있다는 의료진의 소견을 듣고 22일 2차 수술까지 받았다.
Kim Tae Won undergone surgery to get rid of the tumor on February 16th, after which he had a biopsy which resulted that there’s a chance that part of the tumor still remain, leading to a second surgery on February 22nd.

하지만 김태원은 치료상태에서도 팬들과의 약속을 지키기 위해 지난 19일 전주에서 진행된 ‘부활’콘서트에 나선것으로 밝혀져 팬들에게 감동을 안겨주고 있다. 김태원의 콘서트 출연은 의료진과 출연진 모두 만류했지만, 김태원은 팬들과의 약속을 지키기 위해 끝까지 콘서트 출연을 고집했다. 이에 만일의 사태에 대비하기 위해 콘서트현장에는 의사 한명이 대기하고 있을 정도였다는 후문.
Despite his condition, he kept his promise with fans and stood on Boohwal concert held on February 29th in Jeonju. Both medical teams and Boohwal team dissuaded him to stand on the concert, but Kim Tae Won insisted that he has to keep his promise with fans. There was a buzz that a doctor stood by the concert in case something happened.

한편, 김태원은 지난 26일 퇴원한 김태원은 현재 집에서 휴식중이다.
Kim Tae Won left the hospital on February26th, and is now resting at home.

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‘위암수술’ 김태원, 전국투어·방송출연 모두 강행
Kim Tae Won “Gastric Cancer Surgery”, Insist to Keep Having National Tour Concert and TV Broadcast
Source: 머니투데이 스타뉴스 [2011.02.28]

록밴드 부활의 리더 김태원(46)이 위암 수술에도 불구, 향후의 전국 투어 콘서트 및 방송 촬영에 모두 나선다.
Rock band Boohwal leader Kim Tae-Won (46), despite having had  gastric cancer surgery, will keep appearing on National Tour concert and TV broadcast.

김태원 소속사 관계자는 28일 “김태원씨는 1차 수술을 받은 지 사흘 뒤인 19일 전주 콘서트에서도 참여한다”라며 “관객들과의 약속을 무엇보다 중요하게 생각하기 때문”이라고 전했다. 당시 김태원은 무대에서 혹시 모를 일을 겪을 수도 있었기에, 소속사 측에서는 응급실 의사 한 명을 객석 가장 앞자리에 자리하게 했다. 소속사 측은 “김태원씨는 곧 있을 오는 3월5일의 창원 콘서트에도 예정대로 동참할 것”고 전했다.
Boohwal Entertainment said on February 28th, “Kim Tae Won stood on Boohwal Concert in Jeonju on Feb 19th, four days after having the first surgery. He finds his promise with audience more important than anything else.” To prevent any possible misfortune, Boohwal Entertainment had a doctor for emergency situation seated at the front row in the concert. “Kim Tae Won will also stand on Changwon Concert to be held this March 5th as scheduled,” according to Boohwal Entertainment.

김태원은 현재 고정출연 방송에도 지속적으로 나서겠다는 의지를 보이고 있다. 김태원측 관계자는 “고정 출연 중인 KBS 2TV ‘해피선데이-남자의 자격’이나 MBC ‘위대한 탄생’ 향후 녹화일정에는 지장이 없다”고 밝혔다. 이어 “위암이지만 불행 중 다행으로 개복수술을 한 것이 아니기 때문에 회복이 빠르다”고 설명했다. ‘남자의 자격’ 관계자도 “김태원씨의 향후 출연에는 지장이 없는 것으로 안다”라고 조심스럽게 말했다.
Kim Tae Won seems to be determined to keep doing the TV broadcasts he’s been scheduled for. There will be no changes in his schedule appearing in KBS2 TV “Men’s Qualification” nor MBC “Star Audition The Great Birth”.  Although he was diagnosed with cancer, fortunately it was not an abdominal surgery thus the recovery speed is expected to be fast. Men’s Qualification team also claimed that there will be no changes in  Kim Tae-Won’s schedule appearing in the program.

한편 김태원은 ‘남자의 자격’의 ‘남자, 그리고 암’ 편 촬영 하던 도중 지난 1월 중순 암 검사를 받았고, 병원 측으로부터 위암 초기란 진단을 받았다. 이에 이달 16일 삼성서울병원에서 위의 종양을 제거하는 1차 수술을 받았고, 22일에는 2차 수술을 했다. 현재 종양은 모두 제거된 상태며 회복 중에 있다.
Kim Tae-Won underwent cancer screening for Men’s Qualification’s “Men, and Cancer” episode in the middle of January, which resulted the gastric cancer diagnosis. He had the first surgery on the 16th of February in Samseong Hospital in Seoul, and the second surgery on February 22nd. The tumor have now been totally removed, and he is under recovery process.

김태원의 위암 판정 및 수술 모습을 오는 3월6일 ‘남자의 자격’을 통해 공개된다.
The gastric cancer verdict will be shown on Men’s Qualification on March 6th.

[Boohwal] March – April Concert Schedule

Saturday, 5 March 2011 @ Changwon (창원)

Time: 5 March 2o11/ 4pm, 7.30pm
Venue: KBS Hall
Reservation: Interpark and Auction

Saturday, 2 April 2011 @ Gwangju (광주)

Time: 2 April 2o11/ 3 pm, 7 pm
Venue: 광주 문화예술회관  대극장  (Gwangju Art & Culture Center, Main Theater)
Reservation: Interpark

Saturday, 9 April 2011 @ Bucheon (부천)

Time: 9 April 2o11/ 4pm, 7.30pm
Venue: Bucheon In-door gymnasium (부천실내체육관)
Reservation: Interpark and Auction

Saturday, 16 April 2011 @ Cheongju (청주)

Time: 16 April 2o11/ 4 pm, 7.30 pm
Venue: 충북학생교육문화회원  (Chungcheong-buk Students Education & Cultural Centre)
Reservation: Interpark and Auction

Saturday, 30 April 2011 @ Yeosu (여수)

Time: 30 April 2o11
Venue: 여수시민회관 (Yeosu Public Hall)
Reservation: Interpark and Ticket Link



[9th Album] Over the Rainbow

Boohwal’s 9th Album, “Over the Rainbow”, released in 2003, and the repackage series released in 2004. This was before Jeong Dong Ha joined Boohwal. The band had 5 members then. Aside from Kim Tae Won on guitar, Seo Jae Hyuck on bass, and Chae Je Min on drum, Eom Soo Han (keyboard) and Jeong Dan (vocal) were in the band.

The 9th album also marked Boohwal’s first attempt to get into the Chinese market, by making the Chinese version of “아름다운 사실” (Beautiful Truth) titled 美麗的事實 in Chinese. And I’ve only known today that they also remade the song “사랑할수록”  (The More I Love) and made a Chinese version of it for the repackage version of this album, titled 雪夜的街* in Chinese.

*my Chinese friend translates it as “the street in a snowy night”

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Picture: (top-down) 정단 [Jeong Dan], 엄수한 (Eom Soo Han), 채제민 (Chae Je Min), 김태원 (Kim Tae Won), 서재혁 (Seo Jae Hyuck)

[CD 1]

1. Promenade (Composed & Written by Seo Jae Hyuck)
2. 아름다운 사실 —– “Beautiful Truth” (Composed & Written by Kim Tae Won)
3. 날개 —– “Wings” (Composed & Written by Kim Tae Won)
4. Love Song
5. 소나기 —- “Rain Shower” (Composed & Written by Kim Tae-Won)
6. Rain (inst.) (Composed by Kim Tae Won)
7. Soloist (Composed by Seo Jae Hyuck, Written by Kim Tae Won)
8. 1970 (Composed by Chae Je Min, Written by Kim Tae Won)
9. 가상곡 —– “Imaginary Song” (Composed & Written by Kim Tae Won)
10. Over the Rainbow (inst.) (Composed by Kim Tae Won)
11. 에메랄드빛 바다에서 —— “At the sea of emerald light” (Composed and Written by Jeong Dan)
12. 파이란 — “Failan” (Composed by Seo Jae Hyuck, Written by Kim Tae Won)
13. 아름다운 사실  —– “Beautiful Truth” (Composed & Written by Kim Tae Won)

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[CD 2]

1. 美麗的事實 (中文) ——— “Beautiful Truth” (Chinese ver.)
2. 雪夜的街 (中文) ——— “The More I Love” (Chinese ver.)
3. 雨 (Inst.) ———— “Rain” (inst.)
4. 波怡瀾 (韓文) ———— “Failan” (Korean ver.)
5. 美麗的事實 (韓文 Unplugged Version) ——— “Beautiful Truth” (Unplugged – Korean ver.)
6. 美麗的事實 (Inst.) ——— “Beautiful Truth” (inst.)

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The Chinese version of Beautiful Truth, 美麗的事實, was inserted as the ending theme song of a popular Chinese Drama titled 和你在一起* (“Together”) which was directed by the renown Chinese Director Chen Kaige (陈凯歌). Check out more in Chinese here..

*Literally translated “With You”


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