BTS singer Jungkook tests positive for COVID-19 after arriving in US… jeopardizing Grammys appearance and planned Las Vegas shows
BTS star Jungkook tested positive for COVID-19.
The 24-year-old singer was diagnosed with the virus shortly after the South Korean boy band landed in the United States ahead of Sunday’s 64th Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.
Big Hit Music, which manages the band, released a statement explaining the news. “Jungkook is currently in self-quarantine and undergoing treatment in accordance with guidelines from United States health authorities.”
Covid-19 diagnosis: BTS star Jungkook has tested positive for COVID-19. The 24-year-old singer was diagnosed with the virus shortly after the boyband landed in the United States ahead of Sunday’s 64th Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.
“He has no symptoms other than a mild sore throat, and we will be monitoring his health carefully during the quarantine.”
The Permission to Dance hitmakers are due to perform at the Music Awards on April 3 and have a series of performances scheduled in Las Vegas on April 8, 9, 15 and 16.
It’s unclear how the singer’s diagnosis will affect those plans.
Mild Symptoms: BTS Officials Say Jungkook Has Mild Sore Throat And They’re Monitoring Him During Quarantine
Grammys: The diagnosis makes it uncertain if the Grammy-winning band will be able to perform at the music awards show on Sunday, April 3.
Group officials said that would now be determined by “local COVID-19 regulations”.
Meanwhile, Jin, another BTS star, is recovering from surgery to fix an injured finger.
The 29-year-old singer, who also tested positive for COVID-19 in December, went to a hospital emergency room on Friday March 18 after injuring his index finger during what his managers called his “daily activities”.
Recovering from surgery: The group’s management company also revealed that Jin was recovering from surgery to repair damaged tendons in his index finger. The operation was performed on March 18
When doctors examined the hand, they said the tendons in the finger were partially damaged and surgery was needed.
The operation was performed on March 18.
The South Korean boy band’s managers apologized for any concerns and assured fans that they would take “all necessary measures for the health of our artists before and throughout the program in the United States”.