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It’s been an eventful period of “rest and relaxation” for several BTS members. Jimin has officially recovered from acute appendicitis and coronavirus (COVID-19). This artist shared an update with fans on social media, asking ARMYs to just “wait a little bit” while he recovered. 

Jimin tested positive for COVID-19 and underwent surgery for acute appendicitis

Jimin of music group BTS performs during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards
Jimin of music group BTS performs during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards | Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Some know Jimin as the “sparkly jacket guy” from his New Year’s Eve mishap. Others know him as BTS’ “resident prince charming,” often sharing his charm with ARMYs. 

After learning Jimin tested positive for COVID-19, thousands of fans also shared their concern for this artist. (That same week, he was diagnosed with acute appendicitis.)

“Jimin experienced sudden abdominal pain along with a mild sore throat on Jan. 30 in the afternoon,” a Weverse statement from Big Hit read. “He visited a hospital emergency room for [a] thorough examination, and also took a PCR test.” 

“Jimin was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and was tested positive for COVID-19,” the post continued. “He underwent surgery following physician advice early morning on Monday, Jan. 31.”

In February 2022, Jimin updated ARMYs on his recovery process, saying he’s making sure to eat three meals a day. 

BTS Jimin shared a surgery update with ARMYs, saying he’s ‘sorry for making [fans] worry’

On Feb. 5, this artist officially underwent a successful surgery, with a new statement reading Jimin recovered from both his acute appendicitis and COVID. 

With no outstanding COVID symptoms besides a “mild sore throat,” ARMYs wished this artist good health as soon as possible. Jimin even took to the fan-to-artist communication platform, Weverse, to update fans. 

“Sorry for making you worry,” Jimin wrote in a Weverse statement later translated by a fan. “However, I think I’ll be able to get discharged soon! I’m recovering well, and I’m making sure to take care and eat all three meals. Please just wait a little bit. I’ll recover quickly and go!”

Jimin often shares updates with fans on social media regarding his health or just his daily activities. However, this artist hasn’t posted a picture on his individual Instagram account since Jan. 7.  


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BTS’ RM, Jin, and Suga previously tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Jimin isn’t the first BTS member to test positive for COVID-19. In December 2021, HYBE announced that RM, Jin, and Suga all tested positive with coronavirus. The announcement came just a few weeks after these artists began a period of “rest and relaxation,” marking the first time post-debut they could be home for the holidays.

HYBE Corporation confirmed that all three members made a full recovery in January. Now, these artists have their sights set on live performances, including some Permission to Dance on Stage concerts expected to take place in Seoul. 

Before RM, Jin, and Suga’s positive COVID-19 tests, these artists appeared in a mini-residency at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium.