On March 29, BIGHIT MUSIC announced that BTS’s Jungkook had tested positive for COVID-19. Although he was negative with a PCR test in Korea, he tested positive after taking a test in Las Vegas. Below is the official English statement released through Weverse.
In the official English statement released through Weverse, they explained that when he arrived in Las Vegas, he felt some symptoms and tested positive after doing another PCR test.
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 27 (PT).
While being under self-quarantine as a proactive measure, the result of both tests came back positive, and Jung Kook was confirmed with COVID-19 on Monday, March 28 (PT).
— BIGHIT MUSIC
Although the statement also reassured fans that Jungkook was only experiencing mild symptoms, it didn’t stop ARMYs from sharing their concerns and well wishes on social media.
get well soon jungkookie:( pic.twitter.com/IssvLbmmkT
— jk.97 (@jeonIves) March 29, 2022
— soft koo pics (@jksdgie) March 29, 2022
After the news was shared, Jungkook surprised fans when he posted a story on Instagram reassuring fans of his condition. In the post, ARMYs were grateful to hear the idol’s voice as he explained, “I’m okay. It’s nothing much.”
[jungkook.97] instagram story
🐰 im okay~ its nothing much pic.twitter.com/LoE36M2n66
— 윤서⁷ (@btsinthemoment) March 29, 2022
In particular, netizens pointed out that it was said in a Busan dialect, which was meant to be humorous.
When the post was shared on Instagram, ARMYs shared their appreciation for the update, especially due to the time difference and his symptoms. Jungkook had chosen to ensure that fans were aware that he was doing okay.
JUNGKOOK TOOK TIME TO POST A MESSAGE VIA AUDIO ON HIS INSTAGRAM TO SAY THAT HE IS FINE HE IS SO PRECIOUS 🥺 ANGEL GET BETTER SOON PLEASE!
— 나비εїз.97 (@smiilingkookie) March 29, 2022
jungkook’s instagram story 🥺 he said “i’m doing well~ this is nothing*” (*he’s saying it in satoori in a playful manner)
get well soon jungkook!!! 💜
— 남무행알⁷ (@odetonamu) March 29, 2022
JUNGKOOK really took his time to post on his Instagram Stoy re-assuring us that he is ok. 😭😭😭😭
I love him so much. Please get well soon🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽😭😭😭
WE LOVE YOU JUNGKOOK#GetWellSoonJungkook
— JUNGKOOK DAILY 𝄞ʲᵏ🦋⁹⁷ (@Daily_JKUpdate) March 29, 2022
jungkook coming online at 2am to reassure us that he is okay oh he means the world to me, truly
— lau⁷ (@jvnggkuk) March 29, 2022
Even though it hasn’t been long since BIGHIT MUSIC’s initial announcement, ARMYs were relieved to hear from Jungkook. As always, we continue to wish him a full and speedy recovery.
You can read the full statement below.