BTS' Rap Monster is taking a break due to a health issue. On September 30, Big Hit Entertainment officially informed fans about Rap Monster's condition and announced he'll be taking a break. The statement reads as follows:
"Hello, this is Big Hit Entertainment. We are here to inform that BTS member Rap Monster will not be able to perform at 'K-Pop World Festival' taking place today in Changwon.
Back on the 29th, Rap Monster, who was focusing on the new choreography practice for the comeback for the 2nd album, was sent to orthopedics as he felt pain. The expert recommended he control himself from any excessive activity because it can lead to stress fracture.
There were no other concerns found in the X-ray and his knees and other parts were generally in good condition. In order to improve the symptoms, he'll be regularly receiving physical therapy. As the symptoms were discovered at an early stage, the doctor claimed that he'll be able to recover after a break. In consideration of the doctor's statement, Rap Monster will be taking a break to focus on his condition, so he can make a comeback healthy.
Rap Monster will not be able to participate in the performance scheduled today, but the other members of BTS will be joining the event. In addition, the other 6 members without Rap Monster will be attending 'Busan One Asia Festival' tomorrow on October 1.
We apologize to those fans who greatly looked forward to BTS' performance at 'K-Pop World Festival' and 'Busan One Asia Festival'. All members of BTS will be greeting fans bright and healthy during their comeback promotions."
Get better soon, Rap Monster!