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G-Dragon donates 80m won to charity

By Korea Herald

Published : Aug. 20, 2013 - 19:45

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K-pop superstar G-Dragon of Big Bang recently celebrated his birthday in the spirit of charity by donating 81.8 million won ($72,000) to the Seungil Hope Foundation, a rehabilitation hospital for Lou Gehrig’s disease patients.

The donation amount represented the star’s birth date, Aug. 18. Representatives of G-Dragon’s agency YG Entertainment announced that the entertainer decided to make the birthday donation as a sign of gratitude and appreciation to all of his fans. In return, members of the star’s fan club donated a total of 8.18 million won to the same charity organization.

G-Dragon is not only wrapping up the final leg of his first solo world tour, “One of a Kind: The Final,” with two performances in Seoul on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, but he is also slated to release his second solo album sometime this month. The release of his upcoming album “Coup d’etat,” initially scheduled for his birthday, however, has been pushed back to later this month.

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