BTS’ Suga Has Recovered From COVID-19

On Jan. 3, Big Hit Music announced that Suga of BTS “made a full recovery” following his diagnosis of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The label previously revealed that Suga tested positive for the coronavirus on Dec. 24, 2021.

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Suga of BTS recovered from the coronavirus

On Jan. 3, Big Hit Music shared a post on Weverse for fans. The Weverse announcement revealed that Suga recovered from the coronavirus after “receiving treatment from home.”

In the Weverse post, Big Hit Music wrote:

“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.

SUGA who had been receiving treatment from home for the past ten days from Friday, December 24 is now able to return to his daily activities.

SUGA did not exhibit any particular symptoms during his quarantine and is currently recuperating while resting at home.

We would like to thank all fans who have shown concerns for the artist’s health as well as those in the medical field who are doing their best to overcome COVID-19.”

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Suga tested positive for the coronavirus after BTS’ trip to LA

On Nov. 27, Nov. 28, Dec. 1, and Dec. 2, 2021, BTS put on concerts at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles called Permission to Dance On Stage – LA. Following the concerts, Big Hit Music announced that Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook would be taking a vacation for the holidays.

While some members of BTS returned to South Korea shortly after Permission to Dance On Stage – LA concluded, other members stayed in the U.S. for the start of their vacation.

On Dec. 24, 2021, Big Hit Music posted an announcement on Weverse to let fans know that Suga tested positive for the coronavirus after he returned to South Korea on Dec. 23, 2021.

“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,” Big Hit Music wrote.

The announcement continued, “SUGA, who has had a number of personal engagements in the U.S. during BTS’ official time off, had tested negative for the PCR test taken before leaving the U.S., and began his self-quarantine after taking the PCR test upon his return to Korea. He received positive results during quarantine, and there was no contact with the other members.”

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The members of BTS are currently on vacation

The members of BTS previously took a short vacation from band activities in 2019. On Dec. 5, 2021, Big Hit Music announced BTS’ vacation in an official statement on Twitter.

In the statement, Big Hit Music wrote:

“This period of rest will provide the members of BTS who have tirelessly committed themselves to their activities, a chance to get re-inspired and recharge with creative energy. It will also be the first time for them since their debut to spend the holiday season with their families. We kindly ask once again that you show consideration for their need to enjoy ordinary and free, everyday lives while solely concentrating on themselves, albeit for a short while, during their period of rest.”

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