BTS Jimin underwent surgery for acute appendicitis and following the confirmation of him being COVID-19 positive.
According to his agency, Big Hit Music on the 31st January, Jimin was diagnosed with COVID-19 and acute appendicitis on the same day after a PCR (gene amplification) test which came back positive.
They took a detailed examination at the emergency room of a nearby hospital due to mild sore throat and abdominal pain the day before. The cause of the abdominal pain was identified as acute appendicitis.
Big Hit Music said, “Jimin undergo surgery early this morning following the medical staff’s recommendation that surgery was necessary.” He is in hospitalization for the time being to rest and recover properly.
They added “Jimin is currently suffering from mild sore throat symptoms, but it is improving.” Jimin had completed his second vaccination in August of last year. This diagnosis is presumed to be a breakthrough infection.
On 2nd February, Jimin came active on the platform Weverse and said “Everyone you were worried a lot, right? I am currently recovering well”
Prior to Jimin, other members Suga, RM, and Jin were confirmed to have COVID-19 in the month of December and were fully cured. BTS took a vacation after finishing their US tour in early last month, and each member is taking a break. They plan to hold a large-scale concert in Seoul in March.
Meanwhile, BigHit Music announced earlier that they are holding a BTS concert in Seoul in march but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, performances at large stadiums has been limited to 4,000 fans only.
BigHit Music, said that BTS concerts in Jamsil Stadium are still happening as scheduled so far, with the possibility of Online live broadcast depending on the situation.
Wishing BTS Jimin a speedy recovery!
[Rhea, K-pop Updates]