Suga is sharing an update after his shoulder surgery with fans.
The 27-year-old BTS member revealed in a new interview that he is still in the recovery phase after undergoing shoulder surgery back in November.
“The pain is one thing, but when my shoulders got worse, I couldn’t even raise my arms,” Suga told Weverse Magazine.
As he continues to recover, Suga can’t join his fellow BTS members as they promote their new album BE, which was released in November. Suga admitted that he’s feeling emotionally drained as he sees the global super group perform without him.
“I could see the emptiness [onstage] because we’ve been together as a group of seven for so long,” Suga admitted. “Not necessarily because I’m not there, but because something that should be there is missing.”
During a performance at the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards in December, a cyber version of Suga – similar to a hologram – appeared with the rest of BTS during their performance.
“There’s this 3D studio where we shot it. I shot, scanned and acted there, but [I] couldn’t see the actual result at the studio,” Suga explained. “I thought a sense of displacement was unavoidable and that was exactly the case.”
Suga might be upset that the shoulder surgery recovery is taking so long, but he’s trying to stay optimistic.
“Apparently, it takes several months for a full recovery. But, I’m trying to get better as fast as possible.” Suga said, adding, “I think it’ll get even better once I take off this brace.”
If you missed it, BTS recently received their first ever Grammy nomination!