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Mid2000s[edit]

In 2006, Lee Min Ho had a terrible car accident that could have cost him his life; he was hospitalized for six months. During the long period of recovery, he was very worried about whether he would be able to act again or even walk again. He considered that time in his life one of his very worst, an all-time low. Lee Min Ho didn't give up or start to lose hope; his first performance after the accident came in the drama Mackerel Run in 2007, but the drama did not pass the eight-episode mark due to its low ratings. He finally had a break-through in 2009, when he landed the lead role in the hit drama Boys Over Flowers. Thanks to the popularity of that series, Lee Min Ho became a star, not only in Asia, but rest of the world, and was able to sign a number of lucrative endorsement deals.

2010-2014[edit]

Lee Min Ho repeated his success when he accepted the lead in the 2010 hit romantic comedy-drama Personal Preference. A year later, in 2011, willing to stand out even more as an actor, Lee Min Ho appeared as the lead character in the dramatic action series City Hunter with Park Min Young, based on Tsukasa Hojo's manga City Hunter (シティーハンター). The success of both drama series helped increase his popularity worldwide. In 2012, he took the lead role in the historical-medical drama Faith. He and his co-star Kim Hee Sun received huge accolades for their performances, but the drama, despite its 10% viewership ratings, was still considered a commercial flop due to its high budget and productions costs.

A year later, Lee Min Hoon went on a fan meeting tour all across Asia and he released his first album, titled "My Everything;" he considered it a personal gift to his fans around the world. In 2013, He took the lead role in the Kim Eun Sook drama series Heirs. Lee Min Ho's appearance in the drama generated a lot of attention and viewers liked the chemistry he had with his co-star Park Shin Hye. There was a further increase in popularity for Lee Min Ho due to the drama, especially in China, and it was noted when he became the first Korean to present the China Central Television (CCTV) New Year's Gala that was viewed by 704 million on television and another 110 million online. There, he sang a song with Harlem Yu, the original singer of the main theme of Meteor Garden (流星花园), the Taiwanese version of Boys Over Flowers.

2015-onwards[edit]

In 2015, Lee Min Ho released the EP titled, "Song For You;" once again he went clean in interviews about the love he has for his fans and that the EP was his most special and personal gift for them to cherish. He later went through another Asian tour to meet his fans and took the opportunity to play against type in a more manlier role in Yoo Ha's noir-action film Gangnam 1970 as it is known in South Korea and Gangnam Blues as it is known internationally, it was his first leading role in a film.

2015 was also the year that after a series of rumors that started being widespread by the media and social media the agencies of Lee Min Ho and Bae Suzy stated that both artists were dating, to the joy and delight of fans of both artists. They would end their relationship at the end of 2017, more than two years after starting it. Lee Min Ho's professional success peaked in 2016 when he starred as the lead in the Chinese action comedy film Bounty Hunters alongside Wallace Chung, Tiffany Tang (Tang Yan), y Karena Ng.

In 2016, he returned to the small screens by playing the lead character in the fantasy romance drama Legend of the Blue Sea, alongside actress Jun Ji Hyun.

Lee Min Ho's career is currently on hiatus, as he performs compulsory military service in South Korea; he will resume his career in 2019. Because of the injuries he sustained from his 2006 auto accident, his duties will be as an administrator and not as an active soldier.