K-pop star Hyeri in hospital with meningitis
GIRL'S Day's Hyeri was hospitalised with meningitis yesterday, according to her management agency.
The K-pop starlet was rushed to the emergency room yesterday morning due to a high fever, cold symptoms and a severe headache, said Dream T Entertainment.
The doctor diagnosed her with meningitis, an inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and the spinal cord.
Hyeri is expected to be hospitalised for several days, her agency added. She was scheduled to undergo medical examinations yesterday at a university hospital in northern Seoul.
The 21-year-old has cancelled all work activities for now due to her health condition. Further changes might be made to her work schedule if the results turn out to be worse than expected.
Her agency said: "We appreciate all the concern and worry about Hyeri. We will do our best to help her make a speedy recovery."
Hyeri's popularity has been rising lately, following her appearance in the drama series Reply 1988, which had high viewership ratings.