BTS star Suga gives update on his shoulder after undergoing surgery: ‘I’m getting better but it’s slow’

BTS’ Suga has told fans he is ‘getting better’ (Picture: Getty)

BTS star Suga has given an update on his recovery process after undergoing surgery.

The rapper took a break from the group’s activities, such as the Mnet Asian Music Awards, after having an operation on his shoulder in November.

He took to V Live on Monday, which included a guest appearance from band mate V, to tell fans how he has been getting on, revealing that he still can’t lift his arms yet.

‘I got rid of my arm brace but I can’t lift my arms up to 90 degrees yet. I still feel that they are not my arms. My arms are like the arms of a newborn baby. I can’t lift my arms now,’ he said.

‘It’s not painful it still hurts though because all of my muscles are stiff.’

Suga reassured BTS fans that he is taking care of himself and not moving more than he needs to so his shoulder can heal properly.

The rapper is hopeful for New Year’s Eve Live (Picture: Getty)

He continued: ‘I am receiving recovery treatment continuously. I’m trying to move only to the extent I can. I’m doing various exercises. I’m getting better but I’m recovering at a slow speed.

‘It’s recovering slower than weight exercise so I’m a little anxious but I’m still working out continuously, such as band exercise.

‘In the hospital that I received surgery in they don’t force me to extend the motion range. So I’m only using my arms to the extent that I can move.’

Suga has missed year-end performances with the rest of the group (Picture: Getty)

The Daechwita rapper was also absent from the Melon Music Awards and an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden after their Grammy nomination.

However he was hopeful for 2021 New Year’s Eve Live, a concert staged by BTS’ agency Big Hit Entertainment.

Suga, real name Min Yoongi, said: ‘There are many people talking about New Year’s Eve Live. I’m recovering well so I guess I can appear but I can’t perform. I can’t perform right now. I can’t perform physically.

‘I guess I can do something other than performing. It’s less than two months since I had the surgery.

‘I can’t hold the mic with my left arm. I guess I can hold it with my right arm.’

The K-Pop star also reassured fans who were concerned about the event going ahead during the pandemic that it will be done safely and adhere to public health guidelines in South Korea.

It will round off another big year for the Fake Love singers – Suga, RM, Jin, Jimin, V, J-Hope and Jungkook – who won all four Daesang at the 2020 MAMAs and were named TIME’s Entertainer Of The Year.

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