Big Hit Entertainment has swiftly responded to worrisome reports of BTS member Jimin fainting and falling at a fan meeting Japan.
The agency took to their official Twitter on August 18, revealing the details of the accident and Jimin’s state.
“Member Jimin had an accident, falling off the stage, during BTS’ “Japan Official Fan Meeting Undercover Mission” held today in Osaka, Japan. He was moved to the local Sumitomo Hospital and after receiving a careful medical examination, we have learned that during a game, he suddenly held his breath for a long time, causing his parasympathetic nervous system to take over. Resultantly, he lost his balance and his heart rate temporarily dropped, losing his consciousness and falling off the stage.”
Bit Hit assured fans that Jimin is doing okay and that there have been no big effects on his health, “While it is true that Jimin did fall off the stage, the results of a careful medical examination show that it’s just a light contusion with no effect on his health, and he is currently resting up at the hotel,” the agency shared. “We want to sincerely apologize for causing worry to those who were watching the performance and to the rest of the fans.”
“Going forward, we promise to take the greatest care in ensuring the health and safety of Jimin and [the rest of] BTS.We want to sincerely apologize for causing worry to those who were watching the performance and to the rest of the fans. We want to apologize once again for causing worry,” the agency wrote.
Jimin also tweeted to assure fans that he was okay!
Translation: “I am sorry for worrying people who came to today’s fanmeeting and ARMY’s. Falling from stage is really embarrassing. I’m resting well now so please don’t worry!-JM”
오늘 팬미팅 오신 분들과 걱정하고 계시는 아미들 걱정끼쳐드려 미안해요 무대에서 빠지니 정말 쑥스럽고 부끄럽네요 지금 잘 쉬고 있으니까 걱정마세요! -JM pic.twitter.com/pBdXJjNNUX
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 18, 2015