BTS’ V has tested positive for COVID-19 on February 15, 2022. According to the statement published by BigHit on Weverse, V whose real name is Kim Taehyung went to hospital on February 14 and got a PCR test done after which he found out he was positive for COVID. V is the fifth member of BTS to get the COVID infection. Earlier SUGA, RM, Jin and Jimin had also tested positive but have recovered completely now.
Statement released by BigHit
Every official news about the group is usually given via Weverse itself. On Tuesday, BigHit Entertainment, the company that manages BTS took to the same platform to give the news. The statement started with a formal greatening and read as follows:
“Hello. This is BIGHIT MUSIC. We would like to provide you with some information regarding the health of BTS member V. V visited the hospital Tuesday afternoon on the 15th after experiencing a mild sore throat and took the PCR test. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 tonight.”
In the later half of the statement, it was conveyed that V has already had his two doses of vaccine and recently he did came in contact with other BTS members but followed all rules and regulations i.e. wearing a mask and without close contact. As of now V is not having any serious symptoms and other BTS members are also not exhibiting any symptoms and have tested negative via self test kits.
The statement was concluded with BigHit assuring fans that they will prioritize the health of their artist and will do everything they can to aid V in his speedy recovery. The statement also said that the company will also diligently cooperate with the requests and guidelines of the health care authorities.
Read the full statement down below:
Armies filled the social media with heartfelt messages
Following the announcement that Taehyung had tested positive for COVID-19, fans flooded the social media with well wishes and messages for their K-pop idol. The quantity of messages was so large that the hashtag #Taehyungie began to trend on Twitter. Following that, there was a boom of fan edits on Instagram. Many admirers expressed their feelings through photographs and old videos of the idol. This, along with get well soon wishes, swamped the majority of the fan pages. Even Facebook fans rushed to the network to show their support for their idol, using stories and postings to do so.
Finally, everyone wishes V a rapid recovery and a return to health as soon as possible.