BTS Ask Fans to Show 'Consideration' As They Announce 'Extended Period of Rest'

K-pop superstars BTS have announced plans to take an "extended period of rest" in the near future—their first since taking time off back in 2019.

"Dynamite" singers Jungkook, Jin, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Suga, and RM have built a sizeable global fan base since debuting in their native South Korea in 2013, keeping them constantly working to satiate their fandom, called the ARMY.

Big Hit Music, which manages the band, took to social media on Monday to announce that the hitmakers would be taking some time off, and asked fans to show some "consideration" for their need for rest in their downtime.

"We would like to inform you that BTS is planning to take a second official extended period of rest since their first in 2019 after they complete their official scheduled events of BTS Permission To Dance On Stage—LA and the 2021 Jingle Ball Tour."

The notice went on to state: "BTS stayed active in order to engage with fans in 2020 and 2021 amidst the Covid-19 situation, and achieved dazzling results to cement themselves as top global artists.

"This period of rest will provide the members of BTS who have tirelessly committed themselves to their activities, a chance to get re-inspired and recharge with creative energy. It will also be the first time for them since their debut to spend the holiday season with their families."

In apparent anticipation of outrage among the singers' countless fans, Big Hit Music added: "We kindly ask once again that you show consideration for their need to enjoy ordinary and free, everyday lives while solely concentrating on themselves, albeit for a short while, during their period of rest."

While the singers will be taking some time away from performing, they should hit the ground running once they return, as their management stated that they will be preparing to perform once again early in 2022.

"BTS will be focusing on preparing for the concert and release of the new album that will mark the beginning of a 'new chapter,'" Big Hit Music continued. "They are preparing for a concert this coming March to connect and communicate with the fans in-person in Seoul."

"We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all the fans who continue to cheer for BTS and they will return as their best, healthiest selves after recharging so they can return all the love from the fans," the statement concluded.

The members of BTS had previously announced that they were taking some time off in August 2019. After returning soon afterward, they surpassed their previous success with the release of "Dynamite" and "Butter"—two of their bestselling singles.

BTS scooped every award they were nominated for at November's American Music Awards, taking home a collection of trophies that included Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop Song and Favorite Pop Duo or Group.

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(L-R) V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope of BTS attend 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2021 Presented By Capital One at The Forum on December 03, 2021 in Inglewood, California. The K-pop superstars have announced that they're taking an extended break. Jon Kopaloff/WireImage