BTS’s Suga recently underwent surgery to repair a torn shoulder.
On November 6, Big Hit Entertainment announced its official position on Suga’s health through Weverse.
They wrote, “SUGA underwent surgery to repair his torn shoulder labrum on November 3. The surgery, to address a problem that had constantly been a health and wellness issue for SUGA, was completed successfully, and he is currently resting and recovering following his physician’s advice that SUGA must undergo a strict and unhindered period of recovery.
” As many fans know, SUGA has long suffered from shoulder-related health issues. SUGA’s shoulder issues began when he was injured in an accident that occurred in 2012 before his debut, and he was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder in 2013,” they continued. “SUGA has long suffered from a wide range of symptoms, including the inability to raise his arms high and sudden bouts of pain. He underwent constant rehabilitation and treatment during his career, but unfortunately, his symptoms did not improve measurably. These symptoms have appeared with increasing frequency in recent years, affecting SUGA not only on the stage but in the course of his daily life as well.”
Big Hit also mentioned Suga’s enlistment, saying, “SUGA also felt that it was important for him to restore himself to good health to prepare for his mandatory military service as well as his post-service musical career. After extensive discussion with the company, the decision was made to undergo the surgical procedure.”
With this surgery, Suga will be unable to participate in most official BTS activities to solely focus on his recovery. The label added, “We apologize to every fan who has waited patiently to meet SUGA again, and we ask for your generous and loving understanding.”
After the announcement was made, Suga personally wrote on Weverse, ensuring ARMY that he is doing fine. He wrote, “I’m sorry to make you worry and thank you so much for all your concerns. Fortunately, the surgery went well. I’m in pain now, but I’m quite relieved. Since my job is to perform on stage, I desperately tried to avoid operation as much as possible and endure (the pain) with rehabilitation and injections, but I got afraid when my condition worsened every time I got on stage. I visited four hospitals, and three of them told me to get surgery, so I went ahead with it. (I’ve given it a lot of thought!) I’m sorry to our members and ARMY since I couldn’t be with you for the time being. We’ll be apart for a short time while I recover, but I will be back soon. It won’t take that long. ARMY, I’m really sorry once again and thank you!”