BTS members RM, Jin and Suga have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to South Korea after tour
- RM and Jin were diagnosed on Saturday, while Suga tested positive on Friday
- RM and Suga have shown no symptoms, while Jin is dealing with a light fever
- All seven members received their second vaccination shots this past August
- The band’s management company Big Hit said they will comply with all guidelines set by South Korean health officials as the three recover
- The K-pop sensation is nominated for a Grammy for their song Butter
RM, Jin and Suga of the South Korean boy band BTS have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the band’s management company Big Hit Music.
Big Hit said in a statement that both RM and Jin were diagnosed on Saturday night, while Suga previously registered a positive test on Friday.
All seven members of the band – which also consists of members J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook – received their second vaccination shots this past August, according to Big Hit.
Big Hit gave details about each member’s health, noting that RM has shown no specific symptoms, while Jin is dealing with mild symptoms such as a light fever and was taking care of himself at home. Suga did not show any symptoms and was also at home quarantining after coming back from the U.S.
RM had previously tested negative after returning to South Korea after a trip to the U.S., Big Hit said, noting that the singer later tested positive for the virus ahead of the end of his quarantine period.
Jin had previously undergone two PCR tests and tested negative before the end of his quarantine period, Big Hit said. Jin subsequently took another PCR test in which he tested positive after showing flu-like symptoms.
Big Hit said they will comply with all guidelines set by South Korean health officials as the three recover from the virus.
All seven members of BTS – consisting of (L-R) V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope – received their second vaccination shots this past August, according to management company Big Hit. The group was snapped in LA earlier this month
The K-pop sensation earlier this month finished its BTS Permission To Dance On Stage tour and the Jingle Ball Tour in Los Angeles
The K-pop sensation earlier this month finished its BTS Permission To Dance On Stage tour and the Jingle Ball Tour in Los Angeles.
BTS has had a successful year commercially and with critics, as their hit song Dynamite was the top song of the year on Apple Music and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, earning RIAA triple-platinum status.
The group racked up a 2022 Grammy nomination for pop duo/group performance for Butter. They are nominated against a field including Coldplay (Higher Power), Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (I Get a Kick Out of You), Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco (Lonely) and Doja Cat and SZA (Kiss Me More) in the category.
The pop ensemble is coming off an impressive showing at the American Music Awards last month, as it was named artist of the year against a field that included Drake, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.
‘Seven boys from Korea, united by love for music, met the love and support from all the armies all over the world,’ RM said. ‘This whole thing is a miracle. Seriously, we would never take this for granted.’