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K-pop singer Luna opens up about Sulli's death, her struggle with panic attacks

Luna, whose real name is Park Sun-young, reveals that her panic disorder got so bad that her hands and feet would shake.

K-pop singer Luna opens up about Sulli's death, her struggle with panic attacks

Singer and actress Luna, whose real name is Park Sun-young. (Photo: Instagram/hermosavidaluna)

Luna, the singer and actress formerly from K-pop girl group f(x), has opened up about her feelings over her group mate Sulli’s death.

Sulli, real name Choi Jin-ri, was found dead in her home in October last year.

Luna revealed during her appearance on the Korean TV show Human Documentary – I Like People on Tuesday (Mar 3) that she was so shocked when she heard the news that she sat on the street and cried.

READ: Fans, celebrities mourn death of K-pop star Sulli, who suffered from 'severe depression'

She said through tears, as reported by entertainment portal Soompi: “She contacted me (before she died). For the first time in 15 years, she used informal speech with me and said, ‘Unni, I want to see you.’ I could tell that it was a message that she sent after holding it in for a long time.”

“I felt so apologetic as her unni,” Luna added, referring to the Korean term meaning older sister. “I should have approached her first to talk. I should have said something. I should have told her I loved her more.”

The 26-year-old, whose real name is Park Sun-young, also shared during the show that she suffers from depression and panic disorder and that she was physically affected by severe panic attacks.

She said: “I couldn’t even get in the car. As soon as I got in, my hands and feet would start shaking and I couldn’t talk and it was like I was going crazy. I was too frightened to get in the car.”

Sulli's death was not the only loss Luna faced last year. She revealed that a close friend and roommate died not long after Sulli did. Luna said: “There was no other friend like her. Her life must have been really difficult. I can’t understand everything, but I know it must have been very painful.”

Source: CNA/sr