K-pop star Goo Hara found unconscious at home, sparks debate on pressures of K-pop fame

Goo  Hara, who was once part of South Korean girl group Kara, in 2015 in Seoul, South Korea.

(CNN)South Korean singer and actress Goo Hara has apologized to fans after being found unconscious at home, reigniting debate about the intense pressure on the country's K-pop superstars.

The singer, who was once part of the South Korean girl band Kara, had posted the word, "Goodbye," to her Instagram account, prompting a rush of comments from concerned fans.
She later deleted the post.
Goo was discovered unconscious at her home in Seoul's fashionable Gangnam district shortly after midnight Sunday, the city's Metropolitan Police Agency said. She was rushed to hospital.
    On Tuesday, Goo addressed the reports, apologizing for "causing concern to everyone and causing a commotion," according to Sankei Sports, a media outlet in Japan, where Goo has a large following.
    "I'm recovering. Many things overlapped and I had been suffering. But I'll steel myself and work to show you my healthy self," she reportedly said.
    Goo Hara seen performing in Seoul in 2012.