Famous singer rides an ambulance from Cheongju → Namyangju… Controversy over ‘celebrity taxi’

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It is controversial when it became known that a famous folk group singer took a private ambulance from Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province to a concert hall in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province.

This is because the possibility of a so-called ‘celebrity taxi’ that celebrities use private ambulances for personal schedules has been raised.


According to a media report today (11th), famous folk group singer A, who debuted in the 1980s, attended an acquaintance’s wedding in Cheongju on the 30th of last month and called an ambulance.

Mr. A said he was not feeling well, such as fever and blood pressure, so he decided to take a private ambulance to a large hospital in Seoul, but his condition improved while on the move, so it was reported that he changed his destination to an outdoor concert venue on the banks of the Bukhan River in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province. I lost.

Mr. A explained that the reason for the change of destination from a large hospital in Seoul to the Namyangju concert hall was that he changed the destination to the concert hall because his condition improved while moving to the hospital by ambulance.

A’s manager asked, “(A) said that he felt more comfortable while riding the ambulance.

On the other hand, it was confirmed that Mr. A did not tell Namyangju City and the event company that he was late or difficult to attend the performance due to health reasons.

Considering that it was a weekend at the time, it would normally take three hours due to traffic jams, but it was said that they arrived in less than two hours using a private ambulance.

It is known that the cost of boarding was 230,000 won.

For this reason, some have raised suspicions of the so-called ‘celebrity taxi’ that they may have used a private ambulance for personal use.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the competent local government plan to investigate the exact circumstances against the private ambulance company A was boarding and file a complaint if any violations are identified.

Violation of the current Emergency Medical Act, such as using a private ambulance for private purposes, can be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or a fine of not more than 10 million won.

Singer A is best known as the leader of a famous folk group that debuted in the 1980s.

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(Photo = Yonhap News)

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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