BTS singer Jimin hospitalized for appendicitis, tests positive for COVID-19
Jimin, a member of K-pop group BTS, tested positive for the coronavirus and underwent surgery for acute appendicitis, according to his management company Big Hit Music
According to a statement released by Big Hit Music, Jimin, whose full name is Park Jimin, was hospitalized on Sunday for severe abdominal pain and minor sore throat. He had tested positive for the coronavirus and underwent surgery for appendicitis on Monday, the actor is scheduled for COVID-19 inpatient treatment and post-operative care for several days.
Jimin, 26, became the fourth of seven group members to contract the coronavirus. In December, rapper RM, vocalist Jin, and rapper Suga tested positive after returning from a series of live concerts in the US.
BTS concerts in the US are their first since their tour of Asia, Europe and North America in 2019.