SEVENTEEN’s Hoshi & Joshua test positive for COVID-19 ahead of group’s show

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Two members of the K-pop group SEVENTEEN, Joshua and Hoshi, have unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19. They were diagnosed with the same on August 27, 2022, after experiencing mild symptoms of cough and nasal congestion. As a result, both of them are said to be missing two of their tour stops that were a part of the SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR BE THE SUN. Talking about the rest of the members, they are said to have tested negative for COVID-19.


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Earlier Diagnoses

For the unversed, two more members of SEVENTEEN, Mingyu and Dino, had also tested positive for COVID-19 earlier. The duo went on similar breaks and resumed their official activities after having recovered from the same.

Official Statement

Read the complete statement about the SEVENTEEN members’ diagnosis below.


This is PLEDIS Entertainment.

We would like to provide you with some information regarding COVID-19 diagnosis of SEVENTEEN members JOSHUA and HOSHI and their future activities.

JOSHUA and HOSHI experienced mild nasal congestion and cough on August 27 (ET) and preemptively took COVID-19 tests, and the test results returned as positive. They are currently under self-quarantine and treatment in Washington, D.C., USA. All other SEVENTEEN members are not experiencing any symptoms.

The upcoming concerts will be held without any changes in the schedule. However, in compliance with the local preventive guidelines, 11 members will be participating in the Washington, D.C. show on Sunday, August 28 (the U.S. local time) and the Atlanta show on Tuesday, August 30 (the U.S. local time) without JOSHUA and HOSHI.

We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of JOSHUA and HOSHI, placing our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists. We will also continue to fully cooperate with the requests and guidelines of healthcare authorities.

Thank you.

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