BTS Announces Hiatus But Promises To Return Soon
Korean pop group BTS just announced they will be taking a break from performing to focus on “rest and relaxation.” Yesterday, the group’s management company took to Twitter to announce the hiatus in a lengthy statement.
“Hello. This is Big Hit Entertainment. We would like to announce that for the first time since their debut, BTS will be going on an official and extended period of rest and relaxation,” the Twitter post read. “Today’s LOTTE DUTY FREE FAMILY CONCERT performance will make the last scheduled event before members prepare to take their vacations.”
“This period of rest will be an opportunity for the members of BTS, who have relentlessly driven themselves towards their goal since their debut, to recharge and prepare to present themselves anew as musicians and creators. This will also provide them with a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly.”
The company then asked BTS fans to respect the members’ privacy when they’re out and about during their break. “Should you have a chance encounter with a member of BTS while they are on vacation, we ask that you show consideration for their need to rest and enjoy their private time off. BTS will return refreshed and recharged to return all the love you have an continue to show them. Thank you.”
[공지] 방탄소년단 공식 장기 휴가 알림 (+ENG) pic.twitter.com/fV4Aw5UNY4
— BigHit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt) August 11, 2019
The news of the group’s break comes four months after they dropped their latest album, Map of the Soul: Persona. This is the first break BTS has taken since their debut in 2013. Surprisingly, stans of the group are supportive of their decision and happy that they are taking the time to rest.
— claire//WINTER BEAR & EPIPHANY!!!!! (@Randomsplashes) August 11, 2019
The best part about @BTS_twt as creators and musicians is that they write & sing about their own experiences. Having this extended time to rest and just be “normal” gives them a chance to live a little. Enjoy it guys! See you on the other side ? #RestWellBTS
— Rafranz (@RafranzDavis) August 11, 2019
if u see bts on their break….cross the road and mind ur business
— ssksksksk and i oop (@ikran) August 11, 2019
According to CNN, since 2013, BTS have played five continents on five separate tours, released six full-length albums and six EPs. So, perhaps they do deserve a break!