BTS’ SUGA has tested positive for Coronavirus. BTS agency BigHit Music confirmed the news on Friday. SUGA returned from the United States on December 23 after completing his private schedule. BTS singer Suga had reportedly taken a PCR test at a local medical center, the results of which came out positive on December 24.
BigHit Music officially released a statement on the fan community platform Weverse announcing the news to the fans. They were also informed that SUGA has completed his double vaccination dose as of August 2021. The singer is said to not have any symptoms and is in self-quarantine. The agency has also reassured the ARMY that he has not been in contact with any other member of BTS.
Suga returned from the US earlier this week. The singer had traveled to the US with his fellow BTS members for a series of events. These include the American Music Awards 2021, an appearance on The Late Late Night Show with James Corden, and their four-day live concert, Permission to Dance on Stage in LA. Following the concert, BigHit Music announced that the members were going on a break. While a few members returned to South Korea, some, including Suga, stayed back in the US for travel and personal engagements.
The official statement of BIGHIT Music reads, “BTS member SUGA was confirmed with COVD-19 on Friday, December 24 during his self-quarantine after taking the PCR test immediately upon his return to Korea on Thursday, December 23. SUGA completed his second round of the COVID-19 vaccination in late August and is not presenting any symptoms as of today. He is currently administering self-care at home per the guidelines of the healthcare authorities.”
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The statement continues, “SUGA, who has had a number of personal engagements in the U.S. during BTS’ official time off, tested negative for the PCR test taken before traveling to the U.S. and began his self-quarantine after taking the PCR test upon his return to Korea. He received positive results during quarantine, and there was no contact with the other members.”
Meanwhile, BIGHIT also enssured ARMY that Sugs’s health will be top priority for the company, The statement conclude with, “The company places the artists’ health as our top priority, and we will do everything we can to aid SUGA in his speedy recovery.” As soon the fans received the information they started penning well wishes for Suga. And with “GET WELL SOON YOONGI” trending on Twitter, ARMY tweeted more that ten thousand tweets in last hour.