As Goo Hara is still recovering in the hospital after attempting to take her own life, close acquaintances have come forward to reveal that she had cut off all contact during the past couple of weeks.
According to a friend, she had stopped returning people’s calls and texts. Her friends didn’t know how she was fairing during the time between her two trial dates for her legal battle with Choi Jong Bum, her ex-boyfriend.
Goo Hara lived a very secluded life without returning anyone’s attempts to reach out to her, so we couldn’t know how she was doing.
— Hara’s Friend
It was also belatedly revealed that Hara decided to close her Japanese fanclub just 3 days before the incident. “With HARA” announced they will officially be closing on June 30 with specific instructions on how to receive their refunds.
In accordance with Goo Hara’s wishes, her official fanclub ‘With HARA’ will be closing. We will officially close on June 30, 2019. We will halt all new registration and the activities of current members.
We will be refunding the members’ remaining yearly dues.
— With HARA
Another friend revealed that Hara decided to take a break from promoting in Korea for the time being as she decided not to sign on with a new agency after her contract with Contents Y expired this past January. The friend explained that her controversy with Choi Jong Bum took a toll on her.
Koo Hara wanted to take a break from promoting in Korea.
— Hara’s Friend
It was previously revealed by Hara’s manager that she was recently suffering from depression. Although the exact causes of her depression or her ultimate decision remain uncertain, fans are flooding her social media accounts with supportive messages in hopes of her safe recovery.
Goo Hara was originally scheduled to appear in court again on May 30, but her attendance and court date have yet to announce any changes.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, please refer to your local confidential support for people in distress, as well as professional practices and resources that aid in prevention and crisis situations.