BTS member Suga revealed that he won't be able to participate in the upcoming activities of his group as he would be taking the time off to recover from the shoulder surgery that he went through.
In a report by website Soompi, Suga took to Korean online platform Weverse to pen a message for their fans, the ARMYs, regarding his condition.
He wrote, "Hello, this is Suga. After the announcement, many people were worried and so I’m sorry and really grateful. Thankfully, the surgery went well. My current state is that I do feel some pain but I’m very relieved.
Suga relayed that he initially avoided being operated on and resorted to rehabilitation since performing is what he does. However, the hospital advised him that the surgery would be the best option for him.
"Since I perform as part of my job, I tried to avoid the surgery as much as I could and endured with rehabilitation and shots. However, I was afraid because it kept getting worse again whenever I’d perform. So after three out of four hospitals said that it would be good to do the surgery considering my condition, I had the surgery.. (I really agonized over it a lot)," he relayed.
He shared that he will not be performing in the upcoming activities of the group in order to recover.
"I won’t be able to take part in scheduled activities for the time being so I feel sorry toward the members and to ARMY. I think it’s such a shame too. I’ll be away for a bit so that I can recover as soon as possible, but I’ll be back soon. It won’t be that long! Once again, I’m sorry and thank you, ARMY!" he said.
On November 6, BTS's agency Big Hit Entertainment released a statement announcing that Suga had surgery.
"Suga underwent surgery to repair his torn shoulder labrum on November 3. The surgery, to address a problem that had constantly been a health and wellness issue for Suga, was completed successfully, and he is currently resting and recovering following his physician’s advice that Suga must undergo a strict and unhindered period of recovery," the statement said as reported by Naver TV and as translated by Soompi.
The statement also said that Suga decided to undergo surgery to prepare for his future mandatory military service and his future activities with BTS.
"Suga also felt that it was important for him to restore himself to good health to prepare for his mandatory military service as well as his post-service musical career. After extensive discussion with the company, the decision was made to undergo the surgical procedure," the statement read.