Anecdotes about TVXQ U-Know Yunho's real personality
When he was a trainee, he practiced 10 hours a day for 3 and a half years. He really wanted to be a singer but his parents opposed it. His parents were not supportive at all and he had to have lots of part-time jobs. He worked in a ski resort, BBQ restaurant, and also did snow-removing work.
When he debuted, he was still a high school student. After finishing school classes in his hometown Gwangju on Saturday, he took a train to Seoul. And after finishing his performance on Sunday, he took a train again to Gwanju. He arrived at 5 am in Gwangju and went to a beauty salon because he had to dye his hair black. He was awarded for perfect attendance at his school, while his grades were always more than 80.
He had a fracture on his hucklebone because he was bumped into a stage setting. He also hurt his Achilles' tendon but he overcame it by focusing on a rehab. And when he hurt his vocal cord, he got a shot of Novocain and performed at TVXQ's concert. After the concert, he had an operation. That's why his Adam's apple is smaller than that of others.
He has donated a princely sum of money to the less fortunate. He also donated to a scholarship fund that supports students. Whenever he got a vacation, he visited his old teachers to pay his respects to them and did volunteer work.
When he was preparing for his debut, his grandfather was in a critical condition. Yunho hurried to his hometown and visited the hospital room. As Yunho entered, grandfather gave him a thumb up, smiling. It was the last glimpse of grandfather. Yunho burst out sobbing and he promised grandfather he will never cry until he will reach the top as a singer. After then, he never cried in spite of so many happy and sad events. He finally cried when TVXQ held an exclusive concert in Tokyo Dome on April 2 2015.