BTS is currently one of the most prominent artists and music groups globally. After their recent success and a brief break, the South Korean group was scheduled to return to the music scene with their performance at the upcoming Grammy Awards.
Unfortunately, Jungkook, one of the boys from the famous group, recently tested positive for COVID-19, making him the seventh and final member of the group to do so. Read on to find out how he is doing now and what his diagnosis means for the group’s Grammy performance.
Jungkook Was Headed To The Grammys
24-year-old Jungkook was on his way to the US with the rest of the boy band for their Grammy performance scheduled for April 3rd. According to a statement posted on Twitter by Big Hit Music, the band’s record label, Jungkook initially tested negative for COVID in Korea via a PCR test.
[Weverse Announcement] @BTS_twt Jungkook has tested positive for COVID-19. He has currently been under self-quarantine and treatment, & his participation in the later schedule in the United States will be determined by the local regulations. Get well soon JK 🙏💜 pic.twitter.com/7vJCcd6h7I
— BTS Charts & Translations⁷ (@charts_k) March 29, 2022
The statement read, “After arriving in Las Vegas, he felt a slight discomfort in his throat and promptly took a rapid PCR test and a standard PCT test. While under self-quarantine as a proactive measure, the result of both tests came back positive, and Jungkook was confirmed with COVID-19 on Monday.”
Jungkook, whose real name is Jeon Jung-kook, has been under self-quarantine since receiving his positive diagnosis and is currently not exhibiting any other symptoms asides from a mild sore throat.
It Is Unclear If BTS Will Still Perform
Big Hit also added that Jungkook’s participation in BTS’s upcoming Grammy performance is unclear and will be determined by local COVID regulations and the state of his health.
They said, “We are actively in discussion with the awards organizer. We would like to extend our sincerest apologies to our fans for causing you concern despite our effort to take all necessary measures for our artists’ health prior to and throughout the schedule in the United States. We ask for your generous understanding and support from all our fans.”
Millions of fans have gone on social media to wish the singer a safe recovery and express hope that he will be recovered in time for the Grammy Awards ceremony and BTS’ performance.
Jungkook Is The Last BTS Member To Test Positive
Jungkook’s positive COVID diagnosis makes him the final member of BTS to test positive for the virus. J-Hope, another group member, tested positive the week before Jungkook received his test results.
Three other members, RM, Jin, and Suga, all caught the virus in December 2021, while Jimin received his positive diagnosis during admission to the hospital for an emergency appendicitis surgery. The other group member, V, tested positive for the virus in February this year.
BTS is set to end their brief break with a series of performances, starting from their Grammy performance. The group is also nominated for the best pop duo/group performance for their hit song “Butter.”
They Have Four Upcoming Shows In Las Vegas
After their Grammy performance, BTS has announced their four-date Las Vegas residency titled BTS Permission to Dance on Stage- Las Vegas. The four dates include April 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th, and will be at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The group will also have a live, in-person event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena called Live Play in Las Vegas. The event will hold on all four concert days, and the final night will have a live stream option available for fans worldwide.
This will be their first concert residency since their last in Los Angeles, in November and December 2020. That concert series was their final performance, after which the group went on an extended period of rest to allow the members to spend time with their families.
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