It’s not common (if ever) to hear about a celebrity dozing off while interacting with fans on Instagram Live. But that’s exactly what happened with South Korean actor Sung Hoon recently.

The 37-year-old, who is known for playing the lead role in My Secret Romance (2017) and has been a cast member of variety series I Live Alone since 2019, went on Instagram Live to talk to fans in the early hours of Saturday (June 27).

But the star soon fell asleep and fans tried to wake him up with comments, to no avail. Close to 3,000 people saw the live-stream as it happened.

While the full broadcast is no longer available, clips were saved and uploaded onto other platforms like Twitter by fans.

Sung Hoon cannot be seen in them as the camera was pointed at the ceiling. But what can be heard are his dog barking, his phone ringing and snoring.

According to Korean entertainment news outlet Allkpop, the live-stream eventually ended when someone, believed to be Sung Hoon’s manager, entered his home and turned off the broadcast.

The actor had previously confessed during an episode of I Live Alone that he gets sleepy whenever he is on Instagram Live.

Text: Jan Lee / The Straits Times / Jun 2020
Additional text: Sally Manik
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