BTS Kicks Off London Concerts With Jungkook Seated Due to Leg Injury

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BTS held their first of two sold-out exhibits at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday night time (Oct. 9), kicking off the European leg of their worldwide Love Yourself Tour. Unfortunately, issues bought off to a rocky begin with Jungkook unable to carry out choreography because of an harm earlier within the day.

Minutes earlier than the live performance was set to start, BTS’ label Big Hit Entertainment introduced within the area and thru social media that the 21-year-old was going to carry out seated and was unable to partake within the group’s choreography.

"Approximately two hours in the past following the rehearsal and sound test, Jung Kook was evenly stretching within the ready room when he collided with flooring furnishings and suffered an harm to his heel," reads the English model of the assertion. "Medical workers instantly responded and carried out the mandatory remedy. The opinion of the medical workforce is that whereas the harm just isn't critical, performing choreography might do additional harm to the injured space."

“Following the recommendation of the medical workers, Jung Kook will participate within the efficiency tonight however stay seated with out choreography."

The letter additionally included an apology and requested for followers’ understanding within the matter. The present then began just a few moments later as BTS carried out alongside a seated Jungkook.

Fans flocked to social media in an outpouring of assist for BTS' youngest member, particularly after movies started circulating displaying that he broke down throughout the encore portion of the present. In movies posted to social media, followers might be heard cheering him on, saying, “It’s all proper” in Korean. He responded by saying, “Thank you, I really like you.”

Jungkook's identify additionally trended worldwide on Twitter.

The O2 exhibits on Oct. 9 and 10 precede upcoming European concert events in Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris. BTS' Love Yourself tour will then head to Japan in November. 

The act carried out at New York City's Citi Field on Saturday in a historic efficiency, their first Stateside stadium present ever following two chart-topping albums earlier this 12 months. 

BTS additionally gained the favourite social artist award at this 12 months's AMAs on Tuesday night time.