We have some heartbreaking news for you BTS fans. Yeah, you might want to brace yourselves because the band has just announced that they’re taking an extended break to focus on themselves. The K-pop group shared the news via Twitter on Sunday, August 11.

“We would like to announce that for the first time since their debut, BTS will be going on an official and extended period of rest and relaxation. Today’s performance will mark the last scheduled event before the members prepare to take their vacations,” their record label, Big Hit Entertainment, wrote in a statement. “This period of rest will be an opportunity for the members of BTS, who have relentlessly driven themselves towards their goal since their debut, to recharge and prepare to present themselves anew as musicians and creators. This will also provide them with a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly.”

“During this time, the members will rest and recharge in their own personal ways,” the statement continued. “Should you have an encounter with a member of BTS while they are on vacation, we ask that you show consideration for their need to rest and enjoy their private time off. BTS will return refreshed and recharged to return all the love you have and continue to show them.”

There’s no mention of how long the break will last, although the band is scheduled to perform in Saudi Arabia in October. We’re pretty bummed that we won’t be getting any new BTS content over the next few months, but we’re definitely happy that they’re taking some time to relax and focus on themselves. After all their hard work, they certainly deserve it!

As fans know, the group is made up of RM, Jungkook, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin and V. Since they were formed back in 2013, they’ve seriously been taking the world by storm. They’ve won tons of awards, sold millions of copies of their CDs, broken numerous records and embarked on multiple world tours. They’ve stolen all of our hearts with their epic dance moves, angelic voices, swoon-worthy looks and amazing lyrics. Yeah, we really hope these next few months fly by and they’re back before we know it!

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