Today, we know Jin, Suga, RM, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook as BTS, but once upon a time, they were just seven trainees hoping to make the cut.
Back then, BTS trained with a number of other hopefuls, including Kim Ji Hoon. This former BigHit Music trainee shared his experiences in a VICE documentary called I Trained With BTS: Being on the Brink of Fame and Then Losing it All.
Now, in a new reaction video, Ji Hoon is sharing additional commentary about BTS, his past, and what happened during filming. While being interviewed at the Sinsa Station intersection, Ji Hoon witnessed a collision between a motorcycle and a taxi.
“Fortunately, it didn’t lead to a big accident,” Ji Hoon said. “The motorcycle is broken. [The driver] is a deliveryman. Fortunately, the driver woke up only feeling a slight shaking.”
“I was filming and in the back, I heard a really loud sound,” Ji Hoon explained. “I was so surprised that I called 911. I went and [the driver] said he was okay.” Emergency workers arrived on the scene soon after.
Like a true professional, Ji Hoon resumed filming as if nothing had happened. Footage from the accident was cut from the documentary, so if Ji Hoon hadn’t mentioned it, this behind-the-scenes story would have remained untold.
Watch Ji Hoon’s reaction video here: