All you Armies (as fans of BTS are known as) out there, we’ve got news for you.
Big Hit Entertainment has informed fans that Rap Monster will be halting his activities with BTS due to health reasons. His short break will start from today (Friday, 30th September) until he feels better.
On 29th September (Thursday), the rapper injured himself when he was practicing for the choreography for their upcoming album, prompting a visit to the orthopedics. He was then advised to refrain from any excessive activity as it might lead to stress fracture.
Big Hit Entertainment continued:
“There were no other concerns found in the X-ray and his knees and other parts were generally in good condition. In order to improve the symptoms, he’ll be regularly receiving physical therapy. As the symptoms were discovered at an early stage, the doctor claimed that he’ll be able to recover after a break. In consideration of the doctor’s statement, Rap Monster will be taking a break to focus on his condition, so he can make a comeback healthy.”
The company also apologised to fans for the mishap, and promised that all members of the hip-hop idol group will be “greeting fans bright and healthy” for their comeback promotions.
The activities that Rap Monster will be missing are today’s “K-Pop World Festival” in Changwon and tomorrow’s (Saturday, 1st October) “Busan One Asia Festival”.
This is not the first time Rap Monster has skipped promotions, as he was forced to do so when he sustained a hand injury at the end of 2015. Jin also recently suffered a facial injury during the recently held “Idol Star Athletics Championship” and Jungkook skipped promotions for their special album in May.
BTS is slated to make their comeback on 10th October with their 2nd full album “Wings“.