ARMYs all over the world sent their well wishes for Jimin of K-Pop group BTS.
In a statement released on Monday, January 31, Big Hit Music — Jimin’s record label — said the 26-year-old artist experienced “sudden abdominal pain along with a mild sore throat.”
This prompted Jimin to visit the hospital on Sunday, January 30, where he underwent examination. He tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a routinary RT-PCR test.
Following a thorough examination, doctors diagnosed Jimin with acute appendicitis. He then underwent appendectomy or surgery for appendicitis patients on Monday, January 31, as per doctors’ advice.
Currently, Jimin is recuperating after his successful surgery, according to medical staff.
Meanwhile, Big Hit Music revealed that Jimin will be getting in-patient treatment for COVID-19 on top of his rest post-operation.
“He is currently experiencing a mild sore throat but is making a speedy recovery, and had no contact with the other members during the infectious stage,” Big Hit Music said.
“The company places the artists’ health as our top priority, and we will do everything we can to aid Jimin in his speedy recovery. We will also diligently cooperate with the requests and guidelines of the health care authorities,” it added.
Born Park Ji-min, he debuted as part of BTS — inarguably the biggest boy group in the world today — in 2013.