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BIGBANG's T.O.P hospitalized for suspected drug overdose

All Headlines 18:57 June 06, 2017

SEOUL, June 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's popular singer and actor T.O.P of boy band BIGBANG has been hospitalized for an apparent drug overdose, his Seoul-based agency said Tuesday.

YG Entertainment said the 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, was found unconscious and is currently receiving treatment at an intensive care unit.

The incident occurred just a day after he was indicted without detention on charges of smoking marijuana. Seoul prosecutors on Wednesday announced that T.O.P is suspected of smoking the banned substance four times with a 21-year-old would-be singer, only identified by her surname Han, at his home in Seoul in October last year.

T.O.P has been serving his mandatory military service as a conscripted policeman since February. He had worked at the Gangnam Police Station in Seoul, but was transfered to a different police corps following his indictment.

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