Why this Got7 singer speaks Korean to his cats

Singer BamBam speaks Korean to his cats (above) because he is afraid that they may not understand the vet.
Singer BamBam speaks Korean to his cats (above) because he is afraid that they may not understand the vet.PHOTO: BAMBAM1A/INSTAGRAM
Singer BamBam speaks Korean to his cats (above) because he is afraid that they may not understand the vet.
Singer BamBam speaks Korean to his cats because he is afraid that they may not understand the vet.PHOTO: BAMBAM1A/INSTAGRAM

SEOUL • Got7 member BamBam (above) has let the cat out of the bag - on the language he uses to communicate with his cats.

According to K-pop portal Koreaboo, the 22-year-old Thai singer revealed this in a recent livestream on South Korean platform V Live.

"Korean, man," he responded when fans asked the question. The singer is based in South Korea and is also fluent in Thai and English. He wanted to make sure that his fur babies can understand what the vet is saying when he takes them to appointments.

The cat lover said: "Because, you know, if I take them to the hospital or something, I'm worried they won't understand the doctor."

One of his cats, King, made an appearance during the livestream.

Since the broadcast was posted on Monday, it has received more than 30 million likes and fans have taken to Twitter to fawn over the singer's thoughtfulness.

BamBam first debuted as part of the seven-member Got7 in 2014. The South Korean boy band have since released four studio albums, the latest being Present: You (2018). He has three other cats: Pudding, Latte and Cupcake.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2020, with the headline 'Why this Got7 singer speaks Korean to his cats'. Print Edition | Subscribe