In a past 2017 interview with Elle magazine, G-Dragon made a confession that just goes to prove how hard idols have it.
The snippet recently resurfaced in online communities, and the translation reads as follows:
Are there times when you wake up and you don’t feel excited at all?
It’s like that every single day this year. Originally, I didn’t even have the time to think about this. I’ve been so busy that when I opened my eyes, I was in a different country, and when I closed my eyes again, I was in another country. As soon as I opened my eyes, I had to perform, completely scheduled activities, and work on new music. At times, I didn’t even have the time to feel any emotion. To be honest, I don’t remember anything that I do on stage. It’s only after I watch the broadcast, music video, or photos that I realize what I was doing. When I’m on stage, I just go with the flow. After a certain point, I didn’t even check my schedule. Because my whole year is completely packed. So I don’t even want to know. I feel like if I just wake up day by day and do a good job with my work for the day, things will be better than it was yesterday.