BTS member Jin/Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment

K-pop boy band starts long break

Is BTS member Jin sick? He was caught holding his leg and struggling to get up early this week when the idol team had a performance at the Lotte Duty-Free Family Concert in Seoul.

A good piece of news is that the seven-piece K-pop boy band is taking a much-needed break for the first time since its debut in 2013. They are expected to return in October.

The 26-year-old limped before the performance, which prompted other members to ask whether he is fine. It is not known how bad his leg is.

BTS fans wished that Jin will be able to recover during the two-month vacation.

I already expected it when I see him kneeling down and holding his leg. And when he wants to get up, he holds his leg. I wish he will take a good rest,” a fan said.

Jin is really good at pretending to be okay. It is so sad that he is in pain behind his smooth performance, blasting energy and bright smile,” another fan said.

Others said that they are proud of the oldest member of the hip-hop band.

Jin performed so well despite having pain on his leg. What a true performer and professionalism he maintained. I am proud of him,” a netizen said.

Even though they are hurt, tired, and exhausted, they still give their best not to disappoint us. This is the reason why we ARMYs love them and respect them so much,” another netizen said.

Brief for Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth, ARMY refers to loyal fans of BTS.

Earlier this week, Big Hit officially announced that BTS members are taking months of vacation.

We would like to announce that for the first time since their debut, BTS will be going on an official and extended period of rest and relaxation,” Big Hit noted.

This period of rest will be an opportunity for the members of BTS, who have relentlessly driven themselves towards their goal since their debut, to recharge and prepare to present themselves anew as musicians and creators. This will also provide them with a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly.”


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