BTS‘s Suga recently underwent surgery to treat chronic shoulder pain. According to his members, his family, and Suga himself, the recovery process is going well.

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Suga’s brother Min Geumjae (left) with Suga (right) | @goldjay89/Instagram

Back in his trainee days, Suga injured his shoulder in a car accident while working as a delivery boy. Although his initial injury healed years ago, Suga has continued to experience discomfort from it that recently worsened.

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Suga’s shoulder injury, illustrated in “We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal” MV | BANGTANTV/Youtube

Since my job is to perform on stage, I underwent rehabilitation and got shots in hopes that I could just avoid surgery. But it kept getting worse every time I got up on stage, and that made me afraid.

— Suga

After much consideration, Suga opted to address the pain surgically and is now taking a rest from promotions to give himself time to heal.

I’m sorry to my members since I can’t participate in our upcoming activities for the time being, and I’m also sorry to our ARMY. I’m really sad… I’ll be away for a bit to recover, but I’ll be back soon! It won’t be long! I’m sorry again, and thank you, ARMY!

— Suga

Today, Jimin and Suga’s older brother Min Geumjae (@goldjay89) both gave updates about his condition. On Instagram, Min Geumjae shared an image from Naver of Robot Taekwon V, a classic Korean animated film about a superhero robot.

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| @goldjay89/Instagram

In the caption, he wrote, “He’s recovering well. He must be a stronger man than I am. I admire him. Source: Naver.”

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Min Geumjae also updated fans about their family dog, Holly. “Holly went to Daegu today,” he wrote. “but I ended up looking at the stuffed animal on the ground and thought it was Holly. I miss him already.”

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It could be a while until fans see Suga on stage again, but they’re cheering for him each step of the way.

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