BTS’s SUGA test positive for COVID-19 on Christmas Eve

BTS’s SUGA has tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

The development comes as the international sensation K-pop group has returned to South Korea from  successful US tour full of events and concerts.

The 28-year-old K-pop rapper and songwriter, newly back from the boy band’s US trip, is not showing any Covid-19 symptoms following his positive test result.

The health update on BTS star was shared by the group’s agency Big Hit Music in a statement released via Weverse.

“BTS member SUGA, who received a COVID-19 PCR test immediately after arriving in Korea on December 23 (Thursday), has tested positive for the virus as of December 24 (Friday) while in self-quarantine,” it said.

The statement said:

“SUGA received the second dose of his COVID-19 vaccine at the end of August this year, and he is currently not experiencing any particular symptoms. SUGA is currently following treatment orders at home per the health authorities’ guidelines. 

During the BTS members’ official vacation time, SUGA carried out personal activities in the United States. Prior to his departure from the U.S, SUGA underwent a COVID-19 PCR test and received negative results. Per South Korea’s current travel guidelines related to the spread of COVID-19, SUGA received another PCR test as soon as he arrived in Korea before beginning his quarantine. Because SUGA’s case was confirmed as positive after he began his quarantine, there was no contact between him and the other BTS members.

Big Hit Music plans on supporting SUGA to the best of our abilities, putting the health and safety of our artists as our top priority so that SUGA can recover as quickly as possible. The agency also promises to cooperate diligently with the directions and guidelines of the health authorities.”

BTS performed a series of concerts in the US at the end of November and in early December and has officially been on holiday since then.

Suga had returned to South Korea on December 23 and tested positive on Christmas Eve.

The news has hit hard on BTS ARMY and SUGA fans who took to social media sharing their support for their star idol.

BTS fans shared well wishes on social media for the star, who has had two vaccine shots, with ‘GetwellsoonSuga’ and ‘Get Well Yoongi’ trending on Twitter.




Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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