Big Hit Entertainment has released an official statement about BTS leader Rap Monster’s inability to continue performing during the group’s July 23 concert in Beijing.
Their statement, which was posted on Twitter on July 24, is as follows:
“Hello, this is Big Hit Entertainment.
Rap Monster, who is currently visiting Beijing for the ‘2016 BTS LIVE Asia Tour’ became ill during the concert and received an examination from a medical professional on site.
According to the medical professional, Rap Monster was having difficulty breathing due to the heat and a lack of oxygen, causing a temporary decline in his health, although they say that there is nothing seriously wrong with his health. Nevertheless, as the members’ health is the top priority, Rap Monster did not [return] to the stage and today’s concert was held by the remaining six members.
We sincerely apologize to the fans who came to the concert today, and to all of the fans who were worried.”
BTS is currently on their ten-stop Asia tour entitled “2016 BTS LIVE: The Most Beautiful Moment In Life On Stage: Epilogue.” Their next concert will be on July 30 in Manila.
Rest up and get well soon, Rap Monster!