During the January 2 broadcast of the JTBC selection present, Rain and Park Jin Young appeared as friends to advertise their new duet single “Switch to Me.” In the present’s signature guessing-game section, Park Jin Young shocked the forged members by revealing the weird cause he had give up smoking a few years in the past due to Rain.
The JYP Entertainment founder defined that again when Rain first debuted below his company, he made a kind of non secular discount: “I’m prepared to surrender smoking if it implies that Rain could make it massive.”
“Back then, I actually needed this child to turn out to be successful,” recalled Park Jin Young. “I feel Jihoon [Rain’s given name] meant one thing totally different to me from different singers. While he was nonetheless a trainee, his mom passed away, and I used to be with him throughout that entire expertise. So I feel he wound up discovering his means into my coronary heart.”
“I felt so strongly that he wanted to turn out to be profitable that I needed to do one thing [to make it happen],” he continued. “So I thought of what could be probably the most tough factor for me to do, and I made a decision, ‘I’m going to give up smoking.’”
Park Jin Young went on, “So I give up smoking, and I used to be by no means capable of begin once more. Because I in some way felt like if I ever began smoking once more, Rain’s success would go away and he could be ruined. Because he did so properly [after I quit].”
Bringing up his 2017 monitor “Gang” (which went viral this yr after changing into a meme, however failed to achieve reputation again when it was first launched), Rain joked, “By any probability, did you briefly begin smoking once more after I launched my ‘Gang’ album?”
After everybody cracked up, Park Jin Young shared, “Starting from that day up till now, I’ve by no means smoked a single cigarette.”
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