Big Hit Entertainment announced unfortunate news in a recent post to fans on social media.
On September 30th, the agency revealed Rap Monster recently visited a doctor after feeling pain in his leg while practicing for the BTS‘s comeback.
After an examination, it was revealed that the pain he was feeling could become a fracture should more stress be placed on his leg. Regular physical therapy was suggested in order for him to recover along with proper reset, and so, Rap Monster will be unable to participate in the K-Pop World Festival event as a performer to be held on the 30th. But fans will still be able to see him as he will continue his responsibilities as a joint MC.
In his current status, Rap Monster’s appearance has also been cancelled for the October 1st Busan One Asia Festival event, but the remaining group members will take the stage as previously scheduled.
Read Big Hit Entertainment’s full statement below:
Hello this is Big Hit.
We are making this announcement to let everyone know that BTS member Rap Monster will not be participating at the K-Pop World Festival at Changwon today.
On the 29th of September, Rap Monster felt a pain while practicing the choreography for BTS’s second album, and visited an orthopedic center. He was notified that the pain could turn into a stress fracture if he kept putting stress on his leg, and the doctor told him to refrain from any movement that put stress on his leg. The X-Rays show no injury as of yet and his joints are all in good shape other wise. In order to rectify the situation, he needs to go through regular physical therapy and we plan to do just that. Because it was discovered in its early stage, he will be able to fully cure it with proper rest. So Rap Monster will be focusing on resting and bringing his condition back to be able to make a comeback in full health.
Although he will not be attending as a performer on stage, he will be making an appearance as a joint MC. Also on October 1st at the Busan One Asia Festival, Rap Monster will not be going up on stage with the rest of the members.
We apologize for worrying the fans who have long waited to see Rap Monster at K-Pop World Festival and Busan One Asia Festival, and promise to come back to you with all the members fully active and healthy during promotions.
From Big Hit Entertainment
안녕하세요, 빅히트 엔터테인먼트입니다. 오늘 창원에서 열리는 ‘케이팝 월드페스티벌’에 출연 예정인 방탄소년단의 멤버 랩몬스터가 무대 공연에 참여하지 않게 되어 이를 알려드립니다. 지난 29일, 랩몬스터는 정규 2집 컴백을 위해 새로운 안무 연습에 집중하던 중 통증을 느껴 바로 정형외과를 찾았고, ‘피로골절’로 발전할 수 있으니 다리에 무리를 줄 수 있는 행동을 자제해야 한다는 전문의의 진단을 받았습니다.