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.