Fans Are Concerned About BTS Jungkook’s Current Break From Activities
BTS announced a break from group activities in June 2022. The group would be focusing on their individual activities for the time being. Members such as RM, Jin, and J-Hope have released solo music, while Jimin‘s is underway. Fans asked Jungkook during a live stream in early February 2023 about his plans for music.
Did I prepare an album? No, I’ve not. Everyone’s probably anticipating lots, right? I too am looking forward to my future album but it seems like the other members are doing their solo activities as a form of an extension [of group activities] but I’ve come to an all-stop. I think I’m comfortable doing nothing. Right now, I’ve been living like a rock.
Fans were glad to hear that Jungkook was living comfortably and taking a well-deserved break. However, when the tone changed in a later part of the live stream, ARMYs grew concerned.
Fans were aware of the others attending schedules in the US in February, such as awards ceremonies. When they asked Jungkook about it, he seemed to have no clue. In fact, Jungkook admitted that he’d been living life cut off from the rest of the world.
2월달에 미국을간다고 ?
난 약간 지금 사회와 단절된 세상을 살고있기때문에#정국 #JUNGKOOK @BTS_twt
— 지민약속🤙🏻 (@bts_twtt7) February 2, 2023
Because I’ve been living a life cut off from society, I don’t even know what’s happening in the company.
It drew larger concern when he began to talk about both his personal emotions as well as not being contacted by the company.
Well, it’s not really that recently I’ve been unambitious or anything. So to say… If I had even a small [schedule] or a little work, I don’t think I would be like this, but I adapt really quickly to situations so if I were to start up working on music again or something, it would become habitual again.
Fans debated if it was a matter of burn-out on Jungkook’s end or if the company was not grabbing individual schedules for him.
정국이 아직 27살 밖에 안됐고 전무후무한 성장캐 재능캐라 제일 본업을 잘 할 시기인데 스케줄이 없다는게 너무 우울함… 하이브가 정국이를 방치한다는게 너무 화나고 우울함
— 🍠 (@goGuM1gar1) February 1, 2023
Jungkook is only 27 years old, and he’s someone who is talented and can grow by infinite leaps and bounds. This is the time when he can be the best at his job, but I’m so sad that he has no schedule. I’m so mad and sad that HYBE is not utilizing him.
jungkook is being so responsible here knowing when to stop. burn out is so real and taking necessary breaks to keep himself to get to that point just proves how much he loves music
— r⁷ 🌊💙 (@glossyrkives) February 5, 2023
No matter if it is Jungkook’s own will to rest or if it is mismanagement on the company’s part, fans are just happy to support him all the way.