Jungkook Tests Positive For Covid-19

Jungkook is the latest BTS member to test positive for Covid-19.

The K-Pop star was diagnosed with the illness Monday (March 28th), less than one week before the group’s scheduled Grammy Awards performance.

A statement from Big Hit Music released Tuesday (March 29th) said, “Jung Kook was tested negative on a PCR test in Korea, and he departed for the United States on Sunday, March 27 (KST) in preparation for the Grammy Awards performance. After arriving in Las Vegas, he felt a slight discomfort in his throat and promptly took a rapid PCR test (Covid-19 molecular PCR test) and a standard PCR test (Covid-19 quantitative PCR test) on the afternoon of Sunday, March 27th (PT).”

The label says they are in “discussions with awards organizers” to determine if the group will still be able to perform at the live broadcast on April 3rd.