On September 20, Lee Jung Jae’s agency Artist Company announced that the actor had tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a routine PCR test upon his return to Korea.
“In accordance with disease control protocol, actor Lee Jung Jae underwent PCR testing after he returned to Korea on September 18, and his test results came back positive,” stated the agency.
“Actor Lee Jung Jae has currently halted all of his scheduled activities, and he is self-isolating in accordance with the guidelines of government health authorities,” continued Artist Company. “Our agency will adhere strictly to health authorities’ guidelines and do our utmost to help our actor focus entirely on his recovery, while considering his health our top priority.”
On September 18, Lee Jung Jae returned to Korea from the United States after becoming the first Asian actor in history to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmy Awards (for his starring turn in the mega-hit “Squid Game”).
Fortunately, Lee Jung Jae’s friend Jung Woo Sung and his “Squid Game” co-stars Park Hae Soo and Jung Ho Yeon—all of whom took the same flight with him back to Korea—have all tested negative for COVID-19.
Wishing Lee Jung Jae a speedy recovery!
Watch Lee Jung Jae in his hit film “Deliver Us from Evil” with subtitles below:
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