Nearly two weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery, BTS member Suga (real name Min Yoongi) told fans that he’s doing “a lot better.” During a November 21 appearance on V Live, Suga opened up about the healing process, assuring fans that he’s on the road to recovery. “It almost doesn’t hurt at all now and the pain has gone down a lot. The first three days after surgery were really painful. I couldn’t sleep well. I’m sleeping well now and there are no big problems,” he said.
He confessed that because he’s been instructed to rest, he does find the days to be a bit long. “I usually have scheduled activities every day. Now I wake up and wonder what I should do and how I should spend the day so that it feels worthwhile,” he said. As for the post-surgery activities that he’s been enjoying, he is working on music and studying English.
As previously reported, on November 6, Big Hit Entertainment announced via Weverse that Suga had undergone surgery to repair a torn shoulder labrum. The tear was related to an injury that occurred in 2012 when the performer was hit by a car during one of his delivery boy shifts. The surgery, which occurred on November 3, came after Suga had experienced ongoing complications, the statement had explained.
According to Suga, there came a point when he knew that surgery was necessary. Initially, he didn’t wish to undergo the medical procedure, but that changed when he was filming a commercial that required him to hold a can that weighed about 17 ounces. “I couldn’t hold the 500 mL can of cider in my left hand,” he said during his recent live appearance. “It hurt too much. I thought, ‘I can’t continue to live like this.’ I exercised a lot starting at the beginning of last year. My shoulder was so bad that I tried Pilates and various other exercise treatments. It would be fine when I didn’t have concerts, but it would get worse when I did. I thought a lot about it before making the decision.”
Suga didn’t reveal the exact date when fans could expect him to be fully healed and ready to appear back on stage, but he did have some encouraging words to share. “I’ll recover quickly and it’s not something to be worried about. Please show a lot of love to BE and I’ll be back soon.”
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