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Girls' Generation Member Taeyeon Admits She's Struggling With Depression

Taeyeon is getting candid on social media about her mental health.

The 30-year-old member of the massively popular South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation opened up in a Q&A with her over 13.6 million fans on her Instagram Story on Sunday (June 16) about her recent struggles.

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During the chat, Taeyeon answered various questions, including “Are you doing well?” to which she replied “No.”

When asked about how to get over a slump, she wrote: “I’m not good at getting over it, so I just live in a slump.”

Another fan wrote: “It’s okay if you don’t post anything on Instagram, it’s okay just to communicate with us on Stories like this.” (Taeyeon‘s last post was on May 31 on Instagram.)

To that, she responded: “I’ve been sick for the past while. Please understand why I’ve refrained [from posting on social media]. Thank you and I’m sorry.”

Another fan wrote: “Is this bipolar disorder? Tsk tsk.”

She wrote back: “No, I am suffering from depression. I am working hard to get better through treatment with antidepressants. Whether it’s depression or bipolar disorder, please don’t ‘tsk’ and treat people disrespectfully. They are all patients who are suffering.”

Other fans attempted to cheer up the singer: “You are someone who gives me so much strength and comfort, and I’m sad that I can’t help comfort you in return,” one said.

“No, you do give me a lot of comfort. That’s why I like talking with fans, I get a lot of strength from communicating with you. Thank you…I’m so thankful that you listen to my music and seek me out. I gain strength from you every day,” she added.

“I decided to talk to you today because I needed to pep myself up. I feel like I’m being nourished by all of you. I’m going to be okay. I’m sorry for making you worry, but I think that this is another way for us to get to know each other better. I will take better care of myself. For the fans who deserve all the good things in the world,” she wrote in another post.

We are sending good thoughts Taeyeon‘s way. (English translations via Soompi.)

Instagram Reveals Most Popular Korean Accounts of 2018 - See the Top 10!

Instagram has announced the most popular Korean accounts in the 2018 Instagram Awards as of Thursday (December 20).

The awards included six categories: Most Loved Account, Top 10 Accounts, Account With Most Growth, Top Boy Group, Top Girl Group, and Photo With Most Likes.

BLACKPINK’s “Solo” star Jennie won Most Loved Account of 2018, which was based on views and likes of Stories and posts.

“I’m always thankful that [fans] are interested in my Instagram. Please keep an eye out for my Instagram, as I will be sharing more memories,” she said of the win.

BTS won the Top Boy Group category and BLACKPINK won Top Girl Group.

BTS also won Photo With the Most Likes for their picture at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, and their fandom, the ARMY, won Top Fandom Community.

See the full Top 10 below!

1. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon (@xxxibgdrgn)
2. EXO’s Chanyeol (@real_pcy)
3. EXO’s Sehun (@oohsehun)
4. EXO’s Baekhyun (@baekhyunee_exo)
5. Lee Jong Suk (@jongsuk0206)
6. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon (@taeyeon_ss)
7. GOT7’s Jackson (@jacksonwang852g7)
8. BLACKPINK’s Lisa (@lalalalisa_m)
9. Nam Joo Hyuk (@skawngur)
10. BLACKPINK’s Jennie (@jennierubyjane)

Note: G-Dragon has been the top-followed Korean celebrity since 2014.

Girls' Generation Sub-Unit Oh!GG Releases 'Lil' Touch' - Watch Now!

Girls’ Generation‘s new sub-unit, Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG, is making their big debut with a “Lil’ Touch”!

The five member sub-unit, consisting of Girls’ Generation members Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, Sunny, Yuri and YoonA, released their debut single on Wednesday (September 5).

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“I didn’t think that Oh!GG would actually become our name. I was taken aback at first, but there were a lot of people who said it was really catchy the more you hear it,” Hyoyeon admitted of their unit name during their reality show Girls For Rest.

The song was released along with another new track, called “Fermata.”

Watch the video for “Lil’ Touch” below!

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Pens Heartbreaking Letter to Jonghyun Following His Death: 'I Miss You So Much'

Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon is grieving the loss of her friend and collaborator, SHINee‘s Kim Jong-Hyun, better known as Jonghyun, who tragically died on Monday (December 18).

The 28-year-old star posted a heartbreaking letter written to Jonghyun on her Instagram on Tuesday (December 19), in which she openly mourned her friend.

“I want to hug you once more. That’s what I could’ve done but I hate myself for regretting like this after losing my chance,” she wrote.

“I miss you so much and I want to hold your hand.”

Taeyeon also canceled a fan event on Tuesday (December 19) following the news of Jonghyun‘s death.

See her post, and read the full letter below. (English translation via AllKPop.)

If you or anyone you know is at risk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and click here to find resources outside of the United States.

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Most-Liked K-Pop Celebrity Instagrams of 2017 - See Top 5 List!

Instagram announced the most popular K-Pop Instagram accounts of the year as part of the 2017 Instagram Awards!

The categories include Top 5 Accounts and Most-Loved Account. The photo service also revealed the K-Pop celebrity photo and video with the most love this year.

This year’s most popular Instagrammers include members of EXO, BIGBANG and Girls’ Generation. Can you guess who took the popularity prizes this year?

Chanyeol won for both photo and video with the most likes.

In addition, JBJ‘s Kwon Hyun Bin won the award for Account With the Most Growth in 2017.

Scroll through the gallery to find out which K-Pop stars reigned on Instagram this year!

And if you haven’t already, check out the Top 10 Most Liked celebrity Instagram photos of 2017!

Girls' Generation Member Taeyeon Causes Car Accident Due to 'Her Own Careless Driving'

Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon luckily did not sustain any major injuries after causing a three-car accident in South Korea on Tuesday evening (November 28).

The 28-year-old My Voice pop superstar was driving her Mercedes-Benz when she struck a taxi, which then hit another stopped car in front.

“Today at 7:40 p.m. [KST] in the area of Nonhyeon-dong, while attending to personal business, Taeyeon was involved in a car accident through her own careless driving. She is very apologetic towards the other drivers and passengers and will work diligently to resolve the post-accident matters. After dealing with the traffic accident, she has returned home safely without injuries. We apologize for having caused anxiety,” her agency SM Entertainment confirmed in a statement.

Police also confirmed the news to OSEN: “Taeyeon was very shaken up at the time of the accident. The other parties appeared to have just sustained minor injuries.”

Taeyeon herself spoke out on social media after a series of claims arose suggesting she received special treatment by emergency crew. Others claiming to be passengers suggested she did not apologize.

“I’m sorry for causing worry. I apologized to the taxi driver, but the others did not want my contact information. I’m letting you guys know because there have been several misunderstandings. I’ll be a bit more careful with driving in the future. I apologize for causing worry,” she wrote.