BTS’ Suga tests positive for COVID-19, Big Hit Music confirms

BTS’ Suga tests positive for COVID-19, Big Hit Music confirms

- BTS’ Suga, whose real name is Min Yoon-gi, has tested positive for COVID-19

- The boy group's management, Big Hit Music, announced it on Friday, Christmas Eve

- The 28-year-old rapper contracted the virus after returning to Korea from the United States following BTS’ in-person concerts

- Suga had no close contact with the six other members recently and was not showing any symptoms, the company said

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BTS’ Suga has tested positive for COVID-19, the boy group's management, Big Hit Music said on Friday.

BTS’ Suga tests positive for COVID-19, Big Hit Music confirms
BTS members during the "Today" Show at Rockefeller Plaza on February 21, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Cindy Ord
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In a report by The Philippine Star, Big Hit announced in a statement that the 28-year-old K-pop star, whose real name is Min Yoon-gi, “was confirmed with COVID-19 on Friday, December 24 during his self-quarantine after taking the PCR [polymerase chain reaction] test immediately upon his return to Korea on Thursday, December 23.”

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As per Reuters, he contracted the virus after returning from in-person concerts in the United States.

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Suga had no close contact with the six other members, the agency said. The rapper has been in self-quarantine since his return from the U.S.

According to Manila Bulletin, BTS kicked off their “Permission to Dance on Stage-LA” concert on November 27 at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, to be followed by three more on November 28, and December 1 and 2. It was their first in-person concerts in two years.

Short for Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates to Bulletproof Boy Scouts, BTS was formed in 2013 in Seoul, South Korea, by entertainment label Big Hit Entertainment. Led by RM, the lineup includes Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin, and Jungkook, and has not changed since BTS debut date. In eight years, the seven-member South Korean boy band skyrocketed to the top of hit charts album after album.

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Some K-pop star had also tested positive for COVID-19, like Lisa Manoban of Blackpink. She tested positive on November 24, according to a statement released by YG Entertainment.

South Korea also reported its first case of COVID-19 involving a Korean celebrity. On April 1, 2020 leader of K-pop boy band Supernova, Jung Yoon Hak, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Korean artist began noticing some symptoms of the disease after returning to Korea from his Japanese promotions on March 24 last year.

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