Jimin who is a performer and dancer from the renowned K-pop Group BTS was found to be positive for coronavirus. He has had surgery to treat acute appendicitis, his management company Big Hit Music said on Monday. Jimin whose actual name Park Ji-min but popular as Jimin worldwide, was admitted to the hospital on Sunday afternoon after experiencing abdominal pains that were sudden and a slight irritation to the throat. Big Hit Music said in an announcement released.
Jimin was tested positive for coronavirus and underwent an emergency appendicitis surgery on Monday, the statement said.
“The surgery was successful and Jimin is currently recuperating after his procedure,” Big Hit Music stated in the statement, noting that he had made the “speedy recovery” from his COVID-19 infection. The singer is scheduled to receive a few days of treatment in the hospital for COVID-19 and post-operative care as per the announcement.
Jimin, 26, is at least the fourth member of the seven member group to test positive for the coronavirus. The rapper RM and the vocalist Jin and rapper Suga were positive for the virus in December, just after the group returned from a number of live performances across the United States.
The performances held in the United States were BTS’ first appearance in America since the year 2019 in which they performed throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Since their debut in 2013, BTS have spearheaded a worldwide K-Pop popularity with lively beats, energetic music and dances and songs and social media campaigns that aim to empower young people.
South Korea has kept overall COVID-19 death and COVID-19 cases at a low by utilizing a shrewd approach to contact tracing and testing, however the Omicron variant was the most prevalent this month, bringing cases to record daily total of 17,532 on Sunday.