BTS’ Suga held a V Live broadcast on December 28, where he talked about the rehabilitation process after his shoulder surgery in November.
Updating fans on his current condition, he shared, “I can’t raise my arm to 90 degrees yet. It feels like it’s not my arm like it’s the arm of an infant. Since it doesn’t move properly, it does hurt a bit.” He also said, “I heard about it will take about six months [to recover].”
Suga went on to explain more about his recovery process. He said, “I’m continuing to receive rehabilitation treatment. I’m doing various exercises that are within my range of motion. Although it’s getting better, it’s a slow process. As a result, I feel somewhat impatient, but I’m making consistent progress. Since I’m not attending a clinic that forces me to increase my range of motion, I’m only using my shoulder within the range that I can use.”
Then he shared his thoughts on whether or not he will be able to attend Big Hit Labels’ year-end concert, 2021 NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE. “Since my recovery is going well, I’ll probably attend,” he revealed. Big Hit Entertainment later confirmed to the outlet Newsen that Suga willing to participate in the concert while following the doctor’s advice by not doing intense choreography and dance performances.
Suga reassured fans that the concert will proceed with caution amidst the ongoing pandemic as he explained, “You might be worried about this, but they’re taking thorough preventative measures. Not only us, but the staff has to stay healthy as well. Since many artists have joined us this year and other artists will also be in attendance, the event will be proceeding with great care, so don’t worry too much.”
He concluded by sharing his earnest wish as he said, “Since it’s the new year, we need to have a fresh start, but it doesn’t feel like the end of the year or the beginning of a new year. I hope the situation will improve as soon as possible.”