K-pop star Suga tests positive for COVID-19 after BTS returns from US
SEOUL – K-pop sensation BTS songwriter and rapper Suga tested positive for coronavirus after returning from live concerts in the United States, the group’s management announced on Friday.
Suga, 24, real name Min Yoon-gi, was confirmed to have contracted the virus on Friday during his self-quarantine when he returned home on Thursday, according to Bit Hit Music.
He had received his second COVID-19 vaccination in August, had not been in contact with any other limbs recently, and had no symptoms, the company said.
âHe currently administers personal care at home,â he said in a statement. “We regard the health of artists as our top priority and will do everything possible to help SUGA recover quickly.”
The group has had “a number of personal commitments in the United States” after hosting their first in-person concerts in Los Angeles since the start of the pandemic.
Big Hit said BTS will take a break over the holiday break and get ready for a new gig and album.
Since their debut in 2013, BTS has spearheaded a global K-Pop craze with upbeat, upbeat music and dances, as well as lyrics and social campaigns aimed at empowering young people.
The group won first artist of the year at the American Music Awards for the first time in November, and best pop song for their summer hit “Butter”, among other accolades.
As the pandemic swept the world, BTS postponed and then canceled what would have been their biggest world tour involving nearly 40 concerts last year, resorting to online shows.