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BTS's Jimin Skips 'The Graham Norton Show' Due To Health Concern; Fans Asks Bit Hit To Give The Idols Some Rest

by Jessica Rapir / Oct 12, 2018 05:03 AM EDT
BTS's Jimin skips 'The Graham Norton Show' due to health concern while Army asks Bit Hit Entertainment to give the K-pop group some rest. Photo by BTS/Facebook

The concert tour is beginning to take a toll on BTS members' health. Big Hit Entertainment has announced that band member Jimin will not be able to perform for BBC's The Graham Norton Show due to health concern.

The agency said the singer felt severe muscle pain on his neck and back on the day of the band's recording for the show. Apparently, Jimin joined his bandmates at the show's studio, hoping that he could participate in the recording. However, Big Hit made a decision for Jimin to sit this one out.

The agency said Jimin already received medical attention. Bit Hit sent its apology for the fans who have been waiting to see all seven members at The Graham Norton Show.

However, watching their favorite K-pop group at the British show is not the main concern for many members of the BTS fandom. The recent announcement raises concern to many fans, also called the Army, about the very tight schedule of the K-pop group. Although the boys haven't shown any sign of exhaustion every time they are performing on stage, the Army couldn't help but ask the agency to give the boys some time to rest.

Aside from the hashtag #GetWellSoonJimin, BigHit becomes a trending topic on Twitter following the recent announcement. Most of the tweets are about the fans' demanding the agency to give Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook some time off. Many pointed out the members have been working so hard for the past months in preparation for their tour.

Since the release of their album Love Yourself: Answer on August 24, the "Fake Love" hitmakers have been very busy in promoting the LP and its title track "IDOL." They kicked off the Love Yourself world tour in a two-night concert in Seoul. Then, they traveled to the U.S. for the North America leg of the tour.

In each of the 17 sold-out tour dates in North America, the band performed for two and a half hours. Additionally, the septet appeared and performed in numerous TV shows, did a number of interviews, and also delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

Big Hit also recently announced the additional tour dates for the band. Although there will be a few days off in their schedule, BTS members are expected to attend different award shows on these dates. For instance, the 2018 MBC Plus x Genie Music Awards is scheduled for November 6. The "DNA" singers have already confirmed their attendance at the event. Other music award shows in Korea are scheduled by the end of the year and early next year.

Moreover, Korea's Blue House has also confirmed that BTS will be performing at the Korean-French Friendship concert in Paris, France on October 14. The event will be attended by Korean President Moon Jae In.

This is not the first time Jimin suffered from neck pain. In November 2017, he was unable to perform the choreography at their concert in Macau. BTS member Jungkook, on the other hand, also failed to participate in the choreography at their London concert this week due to an injury on his heel. Big Hit has yet to issue an update about Jungkook's condition. BTS next tour stop will be in Amsterdam on October 13.

BTS has concluded their two-night concert in London and heading next to the other cities in Europe for the continuation of the Love Yourself world tour. The BTS's appearance on The Graham Norton Show will air on October 12 at 10:35 PM local time.

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