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Yoo Ah-In issues public apology after police questioning for alleged drug use

By Kristal de Leon Published Mar 28, 2023 6:58 pm

South Korean actor Yoo Ah In apologized to his fans after being questioned by police for his alleged drug use.

Writing on Instagram, he said that he has disappointed "many people who have loved and cherished me"—including his colleagues—with his actions.

"I deeply reflect on the moments when I have been irresponsible for my heavy responsibilities, and I apologize for causing damage to the my many colleagues and staff who worked to achieve their own precious dreams and goals. I will do my best to fulfill my responsibilities," he added.

He then addressed his apology to his supporters, saying he regrets what he did and is embarrased for his actions.

“Many people supported me and gave me unsparing encouragement and affection, but I feel great regret and shame for the fact that I was harming myself while continuing my career as an actor. Also, I have hurt many people with my mistake. I am sorry,” the actor said. 

Further, he said that he will participate in the investigation and is willing to accept his punishment. 

“I will diligently participate in the upcoming investigation and will gladly accept all of your criticisms and punishment by the law.” 

"Once again, I would like to express my deepest apologies. I’m sorry," Yoo Ah In said.

On Monday, March 27, the 37-year-old actor has responded to the private summons issued by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency's Drug Crime Investigation Unit regarding the drug-related charges he was facing in the past months. He is represented by "a group of star lawyers specializing in drug offenses."

It was in February when the Seoul Vibe actor was reported to the police for allegedly using propofol. He later tested positive for other drugs including marijuana, cocaine, and ketamine. 

For now, the release dates for his upcoming projects including Netflix's The Match and Goodbye Earth will be “temporarily put off.”