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HyunA diagnosed with depression, panic disorder, and vasovagal syncope: P Nation singer of Flower Shower opens up about health on Instagram

Hyuna -- Flower Shower
Hyuna has been diagnosed with depression, panic disorder, and vasovagal syncope. Pic credit: P Nation

Earlier this month, Hyuna — popular soloist and former K-pop idol member of 4minute and Wonder Girls — made her long-awaited, highly-anticipated debut under P Nation with Flower Shower. It was a unique direction for Hyuna, as it featured a more cute side of her personality while still showing tidbits of her sexiness — one of the hallmarks often pushed throughout her solo career.

Ultimately, Hyuna’s P Nation debut was a success. With over ten million views for her music video alone, it shows she is still just as popular as when she was signed under a “bigger agency.” On top of that, she is now free to be open with her relationship with Dawn.

Though Hyuna is doing better than before, she still has her own struggles in life. She was recently diagnosed with depression, panic disorder, and vasovagal syncope. Hyuna made it known to her fans via Instagram.

Hyuna’s candid reveal about health

As mentioned earlier, Hyuna made it known about her health condition through her official Instagram. The post made on November 28 featured a gradient shade of blue, with a long, personal message to fans in the caption. The message is written in Hangul but has since been translated to English for most fans.

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안녕 안녕하세요 우리 팬들 아잉 또는 저를 좋아해 주시고 관심 가져주시는 많은 분들 이게 맞는 선택일지 아닐지는 저도 모르겠지만 많이 생각하고 또 생각해 선택한 것이기에 진짜 제 이야기를 해 볼까 해요 사실 저는 아주 어릴 적부터 무대 위에 서려는 꿈을 갖고 있었어요 그러다 보니 꿈을 이루었고 또 생각하지도 못했던 사랑들을 관심들을 마음을 정말 많이도 받고 성장과정을 가져온 것 같아요 어린 시절부터 저에게는 유독 많은 기회들이 있다고 생각해서인지 늘 감사했고 솔직히 신났어요 그럴 때면 미안함이 들기도 했고요 그렇게 시간이 지나 제가 데뷔 이후 성인이 되었고 제가 하는 모든 일은 책임을 져야 한다 실수해서는 안 돼 누구에게나 선택받는 사람이고 싶은 욕심이 생겨 앞만 보고 달려갔어요 제가 아픈지도 모르고 있었죠 그래도 주변에 늘 함께해주시는 좋은 분들 그리고 팬들이 항상 함께였으니까 괜찮은 줄로만 알았어요 미루고 아니라며 괜찮다고 넘겨오다가 처음 2016년 병원을 가보고 나서야 알게 되었어요 저도 마음이 아픈 상태였단 걸 몸이 아프면 약을 먹는 게 자연스러운 것처럼 감기에 감기약을 먹어야 하는 것처럼 늘 단단해왔던 저였기에 우울증과 공황장애라는 진단이 믿기지 않았죠 일 년은 믿지 못 했던 것 같아요 지금은 자연스럽게 이주에 한번 꾸준히 치료받고 있고 나쁘게 생각하지만은 않으려 해요 많은 분들이 함께해주기 때문에 그러다 처음 앞이 뿌옇게 보이더니 푹하고 쓰러졌어요 여러 번 이것도 공황장애 증세 중 하나려나 하고 넘어가려다 의사선생님 말씀에 대학병원에서 뇌파 등 이것저것 검사를 해보고 알게 된 사실은 미주신경성 실신이라는 병이 있더라고요 뾰족한 수가 없는 멍했어요 무대에 서고 싶은데 내가 이렇게 자주 푹하고 쓰러진다면 내가 아프단 걸 알면 누가 날 찾아주려나 제일 먼저 걱정이 앞서서 누구에게도 알리고 싶지 않았어요 근데 비밀이란 게 오랫동안 지켜지면 좋으려만 푹푹 쓰러질 때마다 혼자 속 졸이며 미안하고 또 미안한 마음이 들더라고요 광고나 스케줄 소화 할 때면 행사할 때면 절 믿고 맡겨 주시는 많은 분들께 죄송했어요 그래서 제 마음이 조금이나마 가볍고 싶어 이렇게 솔직하게 얘기하게 되었고 조심스러웠지만 숨기지 않고 용기 내서 얘기해보았어요 앞으로도 씩씩하게 잘 지내려고 노력할 테지만 사람은 완벽할 수만은 없나 봐요 늦지 않았다고 생각하고 제 자신을 사랑하고 보살펴주려고요 지금처럼 용기 내어 솔직할 거고요 읽어주셔서 고맙고 감사합니다

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Thankfully, Hyuna is getting treatment for her depression and panic disorder once every two weeks, as mentioned in her message. As for her vasovagal syncope, it seems she was recently diagnosed with that disorder/disease. We can only hope she is also getting treatment for it too.

“Now, I naturally get treatment once every two weeks, and I try not to think badly about it because I have many people around me. But then I first experienced my vision getting foggy and I collapsed. Several times I thought his must be a symptom of my panic disorder too and ignored it. However, a doctor advised me to go to a university hospital so I had some tests done on my brainwaves, and I found out that I have something called vasovagal syncope.”

Fans support Hyuna after the tragedies with Sulli and Hara

It was very brave for Hyuna to open up about her disorders, especially since she is believed to be strong, independent, and comfortable in her own skin, as shown in her music.

Thankfully, many fans are showing their love and support for Hyuna during her trying time of need. This is very good, as mental issues/illnesses, such as depression, are believed to play a major role in the tragedies of Sulli and Hara’s deaths, which many believe were suicides.

Right now, Hyuna seems to be doing well, despite her condition. She is currently in the midst of post-release promotions for her P Nation debut, Flower Shower.

For fans who want to show Hyuna support by purchasing her new music, digital copies of the song are available on Spotify and iTunes/Apple Music.

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