Recent videos of BTS‘s Jungkook at the airport have netizens concerned for his health.
On November 28, BTS’s Jungkook and Jimin returned to Korea from Japan, following their departure earlier this week. The pair initially attracted attention during their departure, showing their loving friendship as fans wondered why they would be going to Japan.
After surprising many by not appearing in person at the MAMA Awards, Jungkook and Jimin were seen arriving at Incheon Airport and were greeted by fans and the media.
Initially, it seemed like the pair’s entrance to Korea would go smoothly, as several security guards surrounded them.
jungkook and jimin arrived ar Incheon Airport!
welcome back home jungkook 🖤
welcome back home jimin 🖤 pic.twitter.com/FeW3QWV5en
— rockstar jikook (@ROCKSTARJlKOOK) November 28, 2023
Unfortunately, as fans rushed to the idols, the situation became more chaotic. Closer to the exit, Jungkook suddenly looks around and does an odd skip walk for a few steps as he continues moving forward.
Some believed he had been pushed as the reason for his apparent misstep, but alternative angles show no contact was made between Jungkook and fans.
Another clip that is currently circulating colored the moment in a different light, however, revealing a potential cause for concern.
During the departure from the airport in Japan, Jungkook was captured waving toward fans as he and Jimin made their way through the airport. When he turns back around, there is a noticeable stiffness in how he walks, with Jungkook appearing to favor one leg over the other.
Allegedly, this leg pain is not a new development. According to a fan who attended Jungkook’s prerecording session for MCountdown earlier this month, the artist mentioned that his knee hurt, meaning he has possibly been promoting all this time while in pain.
Jungkook said "My knee hurts." Maybe he's been practicing too much. (*cries)
— Golden Times (@JJK_Times) November 15, 2023
This clip, combined with the one from their Korean arrival, has some netizens concerned for his health and hopeful he can get some rest.
look at jungkook's way of walking. is his leg OK pic.twitter.com/O9QTb54Apd
— 黃金借記卡 🙂 (@IMGOLDENCARD) November 28, 2023
I hope he gets enough rest… he deserve time to relax now. 😔 https://t.co/JzWNezOQLv
— Loto ᴳᵒˡᵈᵉⁿ⁺ᴸᵃʸᵒᵛᵉʳ (@iamloto_) November 28, 2023
hybe is degenerated for asking him to compromise his health by arranging an insane amount of schedules too close to each other simply cause they have to be back before the anniversary https://t.co/SObYyBPcnw
— ً (@jkbulgari) November 28, 2023
Jungkook is set to enlist next month, which you can read more about below.