BTS member Jimin got appendicitis surgery, tests positive for COVID

BTS member Jimin underwent surgery for appendicitis and also tested positive for COVID-19. ImaZins via Getty Images

Jimin of the South Korean boy band BTS has been hospitalized with acute appendicitis, his management company said Monday.

The 26-year-old singer and dancer was taken in for emergency surgery Sunday after experiencing sudden abdominal pain.

He also had a mild sore throat and tested positive for COVID-19 while in the hospital.

“The surgery was successful, and Jimin is currently recuperating after his procedure,” BTS’ agency, Big Hit Music, said in a statement, noting that Jimin was already making a “speedy recovery” from the novel coronavirus.

Jimin, whose full name is Park Ji-min, will receive several days of postoperative care as well as inpatient treatment for COVID-19, Big Hit added.


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