On the most recent episode of SBS’s “My Ugly Duckling,” Rain mirrored on the probably the most fateful moments of his life so far.
The singer appeared as a particular MC on the January three broadcast of the truth present, the place host Shin Dong Yup requested him to call what he thought of the three most life-changing alternatives he had obtained.
Rain responded by instantly mentioning his mentor Park Jin Young, who found Rain 20 years in the past and debuted him as JYP Entertainment’s first new male artist in 2002. (Although he made his solo debut with the stage title Rain below Park Jin Young’s wing in 2002, Rain first debuted below a unique company as a member of the boy group Fanclub in 1998. The group, which was not well-known to the general public, disbanded inside simply two years.)
“The first [big] alternative of my life was assembly [Park] Jin Young,” mentioned Rain. “I believe everybody is aware of this, however my household skilled a number of hardship. Back in about 1997 or 1998, I didn’t have the cash to pay for my mom’s medical payments. I actually turned to so many individuals and locations for assist, however not a single individual would assist me.”
Rain went on, “The state of affairs was such that if she had been simply in a position to go to the hospital, she would have the ability to survive. It was the top of the yr, and I nonetheless keep in mind it. I believe it was Christmas Eve or the day earlier than that, however I made a telephone name to Jin Young and requested him, ‘Hyung, please save me. I don’t have the cash to pay for my mom’s hospital payments, so she’s at the moment unable to go to the hospital.’”
“Park Jin Young instantly cancelled his whole schedule and got here to my home, and collectively, we carried my mom to his automotive,” recalled Rain. “He drove us to the hospital, the place he signed the authorized assure [that he would pay her hospital bill]. That’s how she was lastly in a position to be admitted to the hospital, and it was because of him that she was in a position to reside two or three extra weeks.”
Rain grew visibly emotional as he continued, “Recently, whereas working towards and consuming along with [Park Jin Young], there have been instances after I thanked him for making it doable for me to reside like this. For making it doable for me to earn a dwelling.”
“When I used to be younger, I’d have a look at youngsters who had been in a position to enter pizzerias and eat pizza, and I’d really feel so envious,” he went on to share. “Or after I noticed youngsters getting out of good vehicles, dressed warmly in coats and holding arms with their dad and mom as they went into household eating places, I’d suppose, ‘How are these youngsters so fortunate? When my life is so arduous.’”
“But the one that provided me his hand in that type of state of affairs,” he continued, “was Jin Young.”
As for the second life-changing alternative of his profession, Rain shared, “My second [big opportunity] was assembly the Wachowski administrators. That’s how I used to be in a position to first expertise the U.S. market.”
“The third,” he continued, “was assembly my spouse [Kim Tae Hee]. That was the completion [on my life].”
Watch “My Ugly Duckling” with English subtitles beneath!
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