BTS: Jungkook Tests Positive for COVID-19

Jungkook of BTS officially tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Big Hit Music alerted fans of Jungkook’s diagnosis in a new Weverse announcement on March 29. Because Jungkook tested positive for the coronavirus, it is unclear if the BTS singer will be able to perform at the upcoming 2022 Grammy Awards.

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BTS’ Jungkook tested positive for the coronavirus

Big Hit Music published a new Weverse announcement on March 29. In the announcement, the label shared that Jungkook tested positive for the coronavirus after arriving in Las Vegas for the upcoming Grammy Awards.

The beginning of the Weverse announcement reads:



We would like to provide you with some information on BTS member Jung Kook being diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Jung Kook was tested negative on a PCR test in Korea, and he departed for the United States on Sunday, March 27 (KST) in preparation for the Grammy Awards performance.   

After arriving in Las Vegas, he felt a slight discomfort in his throat and promptly took a rapid PCR test (COVID-19 molecular PCR test) and a standard PCR test (COVID-19 quantitative PCR test) on the afternoon of Sunday, March 27 (PT). 

While being under self-quarantine as a proactive measure, the result of both tests came back positive, and Jung Kook was confirmed with COVID-19 on Monday, March 28 (PT).” 

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The BTS singer is in quarantine for the time being

After testing positive for the coronavirus, Jungkook has been in quarantine in Las Vegas. Big Hit Music assured fans that the singer’s symptoms are “mild.”

“Jung Kook has been currently under self-quarantine and treatment, following the guidelines of health authorities in the United States. He is not exhibiting any symptoms other than a mild sore throat, and we will attentively monitor his health during the quarantine,” Big Hit Music wrote on Weverse.

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It is uncertain if Jungkook will be able to perform at the 2022 Grammy Awards

The 2022 Grammy Awards will take place on April 3. At the award show, BTS are nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their song “Butter.”

Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are expected to perform at the upcoming Grammy Awards. However, it is unclear if Jungkook will be able to attend the award show and perform.

Big Hit Music wrote on Weverse:

“Jung Kook’s participation in the later schedule in the United States will be determined by the local regulations on COVID-19, while we are actively in discussion with the awards organizer.”

We would like to extend our sincerest apologies to our fans for causing you concern despite our effort to take all necessary measures for our artists’ health prior to and throughout the schedule in the United States. We ask for your generous understanding and support from all our fans.”

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