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BTS’ Jimin recovering after testing positive for COVID-19, following surgery for acute appendicitis

BTS‘ Jimin is recovering after testing positive for COVID-19, following surgery he underwent for acute appendicitis.

According to a statement from the K-pop group’s agency, Big Hit Music, the 26-year-old (born Park Ji-min) was hospitalized for abdominal pain and a mild sore throat. Big Hit added that “the surgery was successful and Jimin is currently recuperating after his procedure,” and that he was making a “speedy recovery” from COVID-19. Aside from his sore throat, he is reportedly not experiencing any other symptoms related to COVID-19. Jimin is scheduled to receive several days of in-patient treatment for COVID-19 in addition to post-op care from the surgery.

Jimin is at least the fourth member of BTS to test positive for COVID-19, along with RM, Jin, and Suga, who tested positive for COVID-19 in December.  Big Hit issued a statement last month assuring fans that they’d made a full recovery and had completed their respective quarantines.

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