It all became too emotional for Baek Ji Young at an MBC Music concert. The 38-year-old singer dramatically burst into tears during a taping of popular show, Picnic Live.
As the “Ordinariness” performer graced the stage — which was held to comfort people who have suffered loss or bereavement in their lives — she succumbed to her own emotions after hearing audience members’ heart-wrenching stories about loss and adversity.
After reading an account of a girl whose mother passed away she said through tears, “I’ve never imagined what it’d be like to not have a mother and father around,” and apologised for not being able to offer enough consolation.
Then another concert goer talked of how his fiancée suffered an accident and went into a coma only two weeks before their wedding, causing the Baek to ask the cameras to stop because she was so overcome.
But despite the sad stories, she later commented, “During the filming, I was able to appreciate how much of a happy person I am. I was happy to sing on stage again, and I was happy whilst preparing for Picnic Live.”
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It was around this time last year — June 27, 2013 — that the married star experienced her own loss after losing her baby in a miscariage. “My husband was really there for me and I was really able to rely on him,” she later said of partner Jung Suk Wong.
The full broadcast of Picnic Live with Baek Ji Young airs tomorrow, June 19, on MBC Music.