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Former K-pop star James Lee, 33, has seen his popularity skyrocket since appearing on Call Me By Fire.

With his good looks and undeniable musical talent, the strapping Korean-American musician, who was a member of K-pop rock trio Royal Pirates, gets a lot of screen time on the show because of his friendship with fellow Korean-American contestant Li Cheng Xuan. That, and how his poor command of Mandarin (he is not Chinese, after all) lends itself to a lot of jokes. 

Turns out, behind that handsome mug hides a painful past.

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