Nov. 6 (UPI) — BTS band member Suga is quickly suspending most of his actions because of shoulder surgical procedure, his company says.

Huge Hit Leisure mentioned Friday on WeVerse, the South Korean on-line fan platform, rapper and songwriter Suga is taking a momentary break from his busy schedule due to a shoulder harm, Yonhap reported.

“On Nov. 3, Suga underwent surgical procedure for a tear in his shoulder space,” the company mentioned. Suga acquired “stitches for a shoulder labrum tear.” The labrum is a kind of cartilage discovered within the shoulder joint.

In its assertion, Huge Hit mentioned Suga believed it was “vital to take care of his well being,” as a result of he has an obligation to “fulfill his navy service obligations.” All South Korean males ages 18 to 28 are required to serve within the navy. Suga additionally mentioned the restoration interval is critical in order that he might proceed his actions.

“After a medical skilled concludes the world of surgical procedure has healed, [Suga] will return to the stage in good well being,” the company mentioned.

BTS is making ready to advertise their new “BE” album, however Suga could also be absent from promotional campaigns and actions, in line with Huge Hit.

The South Korean band has made Billboard historical past this yr however has additionally been the goal of criticism, and Chinese language nationalist sentiment, after the band was awarded the James A. Van Fleet Award and chief RM addressed U.S. and South Korean casualties however not Chinese language sacrifices in the course of the Korean Battle.

Search engine marketing Kyung-duk, a professor of public relations at Sungshin Ladies’s College in Seoul, mentioned the band and different representatives of Korean common tradition are being focused in China due to a “lack of respect for the cultures of different nations and peoples” on this planet’s second-biggest financial system, Information 1 reported Friday.

Okay-pop lady group Blackpink has additionally come below assault on social media platforms after the band uploaded a YouTube video exhibiting them touching child pandas at a South Korean zoo, in line with South Korean press reviews. Chinese language social media customers expressed anger the members had been touching the pandas, a “nationwide treasure of China,” with out gloves.