However he made a successful comeback with his second album Evolution in 2004, which spawned the hit single "One Man".
Typically, on the first Sunday of Lent, the Catechumens, their sponsors and families gather at the cathedral church.
Everyone from fellow comedians and entertainers as well as fans cheered for them to date in real life and it seems to have worked.
It may not come as surprise to most as their on-screen chemistry was so genuine that many viewers saw through their feelings towards each other.
He was initially part of the Korean duo Turbo, but later pursued a successful career as a solo artist.
Apart from being a triple Daesang award-winning singer, he is also an active participant in variety shows such as X-man and Family Outing (since episode 19).
Kim Jong-kook first entered the Korean music industry in 1995 as a member of the duo, Turbo, which became immensely popular for their catchy music.