On Monday, it was reported that a member of the K-pop superstar music group, BTS, was involved in a traffic accident on Saturday that left him and a taxi drive with minor injuries.
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013. But don’t worry BTS Army, you still will be able to hear Jungkook sing again! BTS’ agency, Big Hit Entertainment, said Jungkook, 22, admitted that he caused the accident by violating traffic laws and reached a settlement with the driver. According to the agency, both Jungkook and the driver both avoided serious injury—walking away with bruises.
“We apologize again to the victim and also to fans for causing concern,” the agency said in an emailed statement to Billboard.
A police officer in charge of traffic accidents in Seoul described the case as minor because the incident did not cause much human or property damage. The officer, who requested anonymity because the investigation was underway, also said the case didn’t involve drunken driving or any other serious offense.
“Jungkook was found to not have driven under the influence of alcohol after taking a sobriety test,” the source close to the investigation said.
When news of the K-pop singer’s accident spread, the BTS army went to Twitter expressing their love and admiration for Jungkook with the #JungkookWeLoveYou hashtag trending worldwide.
The septet co-writes and produces much of their output. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres which has turned the group into a global pop-sensation.
Grit Daily has reached out to Big Hit Entertainment for more comment, but has not heard back as of this publication date.