Actor Lee Sang-bo, who was arrested by the police on suspicion of drug use, completely denied the charges. Lee claimed that he suffered from depression after the loss of his family and that he was only misunderstood by taking related medications.
In a phone call with Money Today on the 13th, Lee’s representative revealed that there was no evidence of drug use, and that taking the drug while suffering from depression caused a misunderstanding.
Lee’s representative said, “Lee suffered from depression and panic disorder while living alone after losing his older sister and parents.”
Regarding the appearance of staggering on the street, Lee’s side said, “I was walking on the street wearing sandals, and I got caught in a sidewalk block and stumbled and fell.” “The fact that there are some narcotic ingredients in neuropsychiatric drugs has only been greatly emphasized,” he said.
According to the hospital diagnosis that Mr. Lee Sang-bo published on Money Today, Mr. Lee’s disease names were depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, non-organic insomnia, and other reactions to severe stress. For this reason, it is reported that Lee has been taking anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills, and antidepressants.
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In the medical certificate, Mr. Lee Sang-bo was treated with symptoms such as “depression, anxiety, insomnia, hyperarousal such as chest tightness and palpitations, sensitivity to anxiety stimuli, and vulnerability to stress.” “My mother passed away in January 2019.” After that, my depression and anxiety got worse, so I started taking drugs.”
Lee claimed that the positive result of the police liver drug test was due to the small amount of narcotic components contained in the antidepressant drug. He also said he would take legal action against reckless speculative reports.
The police arrested actor Lee Sang-bo at his home in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul around 2 pm on the 10th on charges of violating the drug management law, and then returned home the day before.
The police said that they had commissioned the National Forensic Service (National Forensic Service) to test and analyze the ingredients of the drug to confirm whether Lee was taking drugs. The police plan to arrest Lee without detention and investigate the case.