BTS to take “extended” break from performing

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K-pop superstar group BTS will take an “extended” break from performing following a concert in Seoul on Sunday.

According to the BBC, their agency Big Hit Entertainment says they will embark upon a “period of rest and relaxation”, that would “provide them with a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly”.

This is the first time BTS will have taken time off since their 2013 debut.

It is not clear how long the break will last but they are scheduled to perform in Saudi Arabia in October as part of their world tour “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself”.

BTS has scored massive international fame in recent years.

The group has hit the number one spot on iTunes in more than 70 countries and in June became the first South Korean group to headline Wembley Stadium.

Some are speculating that their break may be linked to South Korea’s mandatory military service policy – men have to complete two years of compulsory military service between the ages of 18 and 28.

Exemptions however are occasionally granted.