In a statement issued by Jimin’s management agency Big Hit Music, it was also revealed that the K-pop singer had undergone surgery on Monday. He tested positive for COVID on the same day.
“The surgery was successful,” read the statement. “And Jimin is currently recuperating after his procedure.”
Adding that he was expected to make a “speedy recovery”, Jimin must also receive several days of inpatient treatment before he can leave the hospital.
Other members of BTS – including RM, Suga, and Jin – have also tested positive for COVID in recent weeks, though have since recovered. Their positive tests came days after they had concluded live performances in the US.
Following their shows in the US, BTS announced they were taking their second-ever break from performing and spending the holidays with their families for the first time since their debut in 2013.