“Descendants of the Sun” actor Song Joong-ki broke into tears at the Shanghai fan event on Saturday.
According to China’s Sina entertainment news, Song, 30, became emotional as he read a letter of thanks that he had written for his Shanghainese fans.
Song read, “I had a lot of concern as I started out on this Asia tour. I gave a lot of thoughts on whether I am truly worthy of all your love,” then faltered to a near-sob.
“My attitude changed a great deal during the four months I was on this tour,” he continued.
Song’s Asia tour covered 10 cities — Seoul, Bangkok, Beijing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Taipei and Shanghai.
Tickets for Song’s fan events in China had reportedly been sold for as much as 1.21 million won ($1,060) on the black market, six times the original price.
“It’s very personal and I can’t tell you in every detail, but please know that because of you I was able to change into a person I am more proud of. I am more confident now than before,” Song said.
Song used the opportunity to also express gratitude and love for his parents and mentor who were present in the audience.
By Lim Jeong-yeo (email@example.com)