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J-Hope of BTS has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a new Weverse announcement, Big Hit Music detailed J-Hope’s diagnosis and reassured ARMY that the BTS rapper still hopes “to take part” in BTS’ plans in the coming weeks.

J-Hope of BTS raises his hands during BTS' press conference for their album 'BE'
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BTS’ J-Hope tested positive for the coronavirus

On March 24, Big Hit Music published a new announcement on Weverse. In the Weverse post, the label shared that J-Hope tested positive for the coronavirus after developing “a sore throat.”

The beginning of the Weverse announcement reads:



We would like to provide you with some information regarding BTS member j-hope being diagnosed with COVID-19.

j-hope presented symptoms of a sore throat and visited a hospital to take a PCR test on Wednesday, March 23, and was diagnosed with COVID-19 today morning.”

J-Hope does not have severe symptoms

In the Weverse post, Big Hit Music reassured BTS fans that J-Hope is vaccinated against the coronavirus. The label also shared that the BTS member does not have severe symptoms.

“j-hope has completed three rounds of COVID-19 vaccinations and is currently not presenting any extraordinary symptoms other than a sore throat, and is undergoing treatment at home while under quarantine,” the Weverse post reads.

The company also shared that J-Hope is still hoping to join Jin, Suga, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook in BTS’ projects over the next few weeks.

“j-hope is planning to take part in activities scheduled to take place next month once his at-home treatment concludes,” Big Hit Music wrote.

Big Hit Music concluded the statement with, “The company places the artists’ health as our top priority, and we will do everything we can to aid j-hope in his speedy recovery. We will also diligently cooperate with the requests and guidelines of the health care authorities.”


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