BTS‘ Jimin tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing surgery for acute appendicitis today, January 31st, according to a statement from the K-pop group’s agency, Big Hit Music.
On Sunday, the 26-year-old K-pop idol (born Park Ji-min) was hospitalized for abdominal pain and a mild sore throat, Big Hit said according to Reuters. Big Hit added that “the surgery was successful and Jimin is currently recuperating after his procedure,” and that he was making a “speedy recovery” from COVID-19. Aside from his sore throat, he is reportedly not experiencing any other symptoms related to COVID-19.
Jimin is scheduled to receive several days of in-patient treatment for COVID-19 in addition to typical postoperative care. Currently, no further information is available on his hospitalization.
Jimin is at least the fourth member of BTS to test positive for COVID-19, following RM, Jin, and Suga‘s positive test results in December. Earlier this month, Big Hit issued a statement assuring fans that they’d made a full recovery and had completed their respective quarantines. Following the news of Jimin’s diagnosis today, ARMY expressed an outpouring of support with the hashtag #GetWellSoonJimin on Twitter.
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