BTS star Jimin in recovery after suffering health double whammy

Seoul, South Korea - Korean pop star Jimin, a member of the chart-topping music group BTS, is recovering from appendicitis surgery – and Covid-19.

Jimin of BTS speaking at the UN General Assembly in September 2021.
Jimin of BTS speaking at the UN General Assembly in September 2021.  © IMAGO / UPI Photo

"The surgery was successful and Jimin is currently recuperating after his procedure," the management group Bit Hit Music said Monday, according to Reuters.

The 26-year-old singer was hospitalized on Sunday after experiencing abdominal pain, and had the surgery Monday, Reuters reported.

His management team also expressed optimism for a "speedy recovery" from Covid-19 after Jimin tested positive.

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The singer, whose full name is Park Ji-min, is one of seven members of the wildly popular BTS, which is known for hits such as Dynamite and Butter.

The group from Seoul has received a Grammy nomination for best pop duo/group performance in each of the last two years.

Jimin is the fourth member of BTS to test positive for Covid-19 since December, when RM, Suga, and Jin each had confirmed cases of the virus.

In addition to the abdominal pain, Jimin reportedly experienced mild throat soreness on Sunday.

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