BTS suffers yet another Covid blow days before Grammy performance!
Las Vegas, Nevada - Jungkook has become the latest member of the K-pop group BTS to test positive for Covid-19.
According to a statement released by the band's label BigHit Music on the Korean app Weverse, and later shared to Twitter, Jungkook is, "currently under self-quarantine and treatment" and "is not exhibiting any symptoms other than a mild sore throat."
BTS traveled from South Korea to Las Vegas on Sunday, a week before they were set to perform at the Grammy Awards on April 3.
Jungkook reportedly tested negative on a PCR test prior to the flight, but upon landing, he felt a "slight discomfort in his throat". He promptly took both rapid and standard PCR tests Sunday afternoon, and the results of both came back positive on Monday.
It's unclear whether his diagnosis will get in the way of the groups' Grammy performance, or their upcoming four-night residency at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas as a part of their Permission to Dance on Stage world tour.
BigHit Music states that participation, "will be determined by the local regulations on Covid-19."
Jungkook posted a video to Instagram on Tuesday, assuring fans that he is "doing well" and "taking good care of myself."
The diagnosis makes him the final member of the South Korean pop group to have contracted the virus since December. Last week, member J-hope also tested positive.
All the bad luck with Covid hasn't been enough to slow down the BTS hype train. On March 15, the group celebrated its one billionth Spotify stream for the hit song Dynamite.
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