BTS Announces They're Taking an ''Extended'' Break to ''Rest''

BTS Announces They're Taking an ''Extended'' Break to ''Rest''

BTS are set to take an "extended break" for the first time in six years, the K-pop group's management has confirmed.

The group's agency, Big Hit Entertainment, confirmed the news in a statement.

Another shared, "i don't know about you but for me this is the best announcement ever, i really wholeheartedly hope that bts will truly enjoy their break and gain new energy for all the handsome things that will happen in the future".

This is the first time BTS will have taken time off since their 2013 debut.

While other Korean labels have been fighting desperate rearguard actions after a gang of high-profile K-popsters were netted in a sordid sex, drugs, rape and prostitution scandal centered around now-defunct Gangnam nightclub Burning Sun, Big Hit and their star act have remained well above the fray.

It's time for BTS to get some rest and relaxation!

More news: Explained: What impact Huawei HarmonyOS can have on Google Android

BTS - short for Bangtan Sonyeondan, literally "Bulletproof Boy Scouts" - have not said how long their break will be.

The entertainment giant writes that they deserve "to recharge and prepare to present themselves anew as musicians and creators". "This will also provide them with a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly", the statement continued.

The Korean boy band's management officials have issued a statement alerting fans to an upcoming hiatus, and asking them to let the pop idols rest up in peace, so they can all return "refreshed and recharged".

BTS recently performed at the Lotte Duty Free Family Concert on August 11, marking their final scheduled event before their official vacations.

BTS - or Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates as Bulletproof Boy Scouts - have gained a massive global following in recent years, becoming the first K-pop group to top charts in the USA and Britain with a string of sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Paris and London's Wembley Stadium.