BTS will return to the stage at today’s concert (Picture: Rex Features)
BTS singer V will not be taking part in any of the choreography at today’s virtual concert due to a leg injury, it has been confirmed.
The Dynamite hitmakers will be hosting the online concert, BTS Permission to Dance On Stage on Sunday, to mark their first global performance in a year.
However, their stage performance will look a little different as V will be sitting down for the show after suffering an injury.
Confirming the news, the K-pop group’s agency Big Hit Music said in a statement: ‘We would like to provide the following information regarding the performance of BTS member V as part of today’s BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE.
‘V experienced pain in his calf muscles during rehearsal on the evening of October 23 and visited a nearby hospital for examination and treatment. It was the opinion of the medical personnel that while there was no issue affecting the bones in his legs, he should refrain from vigorous movement such as choreography or stage performance for the time being.’
The spokesperson revealed that V himself ‘strongly wished to participate in the performance in full’ but the company has chosen to follow doctors’ advice and ‘minimise [his] movements’ during today’s event.
They added: ‘As a result, V will take part in the performance while seated and without choreography. We ask for your understanding.
‘We will continue to place the highest priority on the health and safety of our artists and strive to ensure that all the members of BTS can meet their fans in full health.’
V was flooded with messages of support and well wishes from the Army, with one tweeting: ‘My dearest & strongest love, you performed so perfectly in soundcheck today. we’re beyond proud of you. your presence is more than enough for us. you being there is enough. your voice alone can make everyone happy.’
Another said: ‘Safety first, health first. That’s the most priority, @BTS_twt. You’re maybe sad rn, but please know that #WeLoveYouTaehyung.’
‘Get well soon and take care, my dear. cheering very hard for you from this corner of the world,’ another reassured.
The concert will be live-streamed around the world from a stadium, and will allow fans to watch it via a multi-view streaming service where they can choose to watch from six different angles.
BTS were forced to scrap their Map of the Stars Tour this year due to the ongoing restrictions during the Covid pandemic.
The group recently enjoyed success with their Coldplay collaboration, My Universe, which reached number one.
BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE begins at 10:30am BST on Sunday.
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