Comedian Jee Seok-jin will be temporarily departing the popular TV variety show "Running Man" to focus on his health, his talent agency said Monday.
"Jee decided to take a break from the SBS variety show 'Running Man' starting from today's filming, after a recent health checkup showed he needs treatment," ESteen Entertainment said in a release without elaborating on the treatment.
"We'll do our best to help him regain his strength after a short break and return in healthier form as soon as possible," it said.
The 57-year-old has been a popular fixture on the show since July 2010.
Source: Yonhap News Agency