BTS confirm "extended period of rest" for first time since 2013 debut

Brenda Watkins
August 13, 2019

"During this time, the members will rest and recharge in their own personal ways during this break".

Known for their meticulously choreographed dance style and boyish good looks, they were the first K-pop group to reach number one on the U.S. album charts.

On Sunday, BTS' agency, Big Hit Entertainment, announced the band's news in a statement shared on Twitter.

A year ago they became the first K-pop act to debut at the top of the Billboard Album chart with "Love Yourself: Tear". This will also provide them with a chance to enjoy ordinary lives of young people in their 20's, albeit briefly.

The doco is a glimpse into BTS' world away from the stage, and features a slew of intimate group discussions and performances from their European tour.

After six years of absolute world domination, the BTS angels are taking an "extended period of rest and relaxation" - their very first since they debuted as a boy band in 2013.

The official announcement comes after rumors began circulating that the group would be taking a 2-month break.

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According to the agency, this will be an opportunity for the group to recharge and "present themselves anew as musicians and creators".

It added: "If you run into BTS at an unexpected place, we ask for the fans' consideration to allow the members to enjoy their private time". "Though it is unclear how long BTS will be away from the industry, it won't deteriorate the fame or attention they have accumulated so far".

You can read their full statement below.

Hundreds of thousands of fans wrote on the BTS Twitter account - which has 21.3 million followers - to wish them a happy vacation. They've even started the hashtag #HappyVacationBTS to further show their support for the boy band.

Although the band is arguably at the peak of their career, the break is one that's much-needed.

Many fans have taken to social media to say they will miss them while they are away but they feel they deserve a break to spend time with their families and friends.

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