Global sensation BTS announced its plans to take some time off from doing any activities and public engagements.
This, after the group, participated in numerous shows and TV appearances despite the threats of the ongoing pandemic for the past two years.
Big Hit Music, the management handling BTS, issued a statement on Monday, December 6. Once BTS starts their break, it will be their second time to do so since 2019.
“We would like to inform you that BTS is planning to take a second official extended period of rest since their first in 2019 after they complete their official scheduled events of ‘BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE - LA’ and the ‘2021 Jingle Ball Tour,’” Big Hit wrote in its statement.
Big Hit noted how BTS managed to bring fans happiness despite the many challenges the world has faced in the time of COVID-19.
“BTS stayed active in order to engage with fans in 2020 and 2021 amidst the COVID-19 situation, and achieved dazzling results to cement themselves as top global artists,” the statement read.
Big Hit went on to say that BTS’s time off will help its members become more inspired and bring creativity to the table.
“The period of rest will provide the members of BTS who have tirelessly committed themselves to their activities, a chance to get re-inspired and recharge with creative energy,” the statement said.
Big Hit revealed BTS will be spending their holiday season with their families for the first time since their debut — a consideration the label of the group is asking from fans for the group to enjoy and rest at the same time.
“It will also be the first time for them since their debut to spend the holiday season with their families. We kindly ask once again that you show consideration for their need to enjoy ordinary and free, everyday lives while solely concentrating on themselves, albeit for a short while, during their period of rest,” the statement said.
Big Hit also teased the highly-anticipated concert of the group which they announced during their concert in LA — an in-person concert in Seoul in March.
“BTS will be focusing on preparing for the concert and release of the new album that will mark the beginning of a ‘new chapter.’ They are preparing for a concert this coming March to connect and communicate with fans in-person in Seoul,” the statement said.
Big Hit then thanked fans for the support that have given and continue to give to the group.
“We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all the fans who continue to cheer for BTS and they will return as their best, healthiest selves after recharging so they can return all the love from fans,” the statement said.