BTS: Suga Did Not Want Fans to ‘Worry’ When He Tested Positive for COVID-19

In December 2021, Suga of BTS tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). He later recovered in January. When Big Hit Music let fans know that Suga tested positive for the coronavirus, the label told fans that Suga did not experience any major symptoms. However, in a recent VLIVE, Suga shared that he did have symptoms related to the coronavirus, but he did not want BTS fans to “worry” about him.

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Suga tested positive for and recovered from the coronavirus

On Dec. 24, 2021, Big Hit Music posted an announcement on Weverse about Suga testing positive for the coronavirus. In the Weverse post, the label shared that Suga did not have symptoms for the coronavirus even after testing positive.

“SUGA completed his second round of the COVID-19 vaccination in late August and is not presenting any symptoms as of today. He is currently administering self-care at home per the guidelines of the healthcare authorities,” reads the announcement.

On Jan. 3, Big Hit Music published another Weverse announcement to let fans know that Suga recovered from the coronavirus.

“We would like to inform you that BTS member SUGA has made a full recovery from COVID-19 and his quarantine has concluded as of today at noon, January 3,” wrote Big Hit Music.

The Weverse announcement also shared that Suga still did not have symptoms of the coronavirus while he was in quarantine.

“SUGA did not exhibit any particular symptoms during his quarantine and is currently recuperating while resting at home,” Big Hit Music wrote on Weverse.

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Suga did not want BTS fans to ‘worry’ about him

On March 19, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook of BTS held a VLIVE livestream to talk about BTS’ recent Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul concerts.

Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in-person attendance at Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul was limited.

“In a concert with screams like before, when you take in-ears off, screams blow your ears off, right? But this time, I took them off and it was calm,” Suga said during the VLIVE.

While the band members talked about the pandemic on VLIVE, Suga revealed that he actually “had symptoms” when he had the coronavirus, but he said otherwise so ARMY would not “worry.”

“I said my symptoms are not that severe because I thought you may worry. But I had symptoms,” Suga shared.

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What to expect from BTS next

While BTS just completed their Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul concerts, fans will have the chance to see them perform again soon.

On April 3, the band will perform at the 2022 Grammy Awards. BTS are also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the award show for their song “Butter.”

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