BTS confirm "extended period of rest" for first time since 2013 debut

BTS members play many instruments

Not only have they planted bums on millions of seats around the world, they have garnered a truck-load of awards, addressed the United Nations in NY and been on iconic US TV show Saturday Night Live in what was one of the most highly anticipated sets in the show's illustrious musical history.

It would also be a time for them to "enjoy their daily lives as normal 20-something young men", the agency said in a midnight statement.

Big Hit Entertainment said a concert on Sunday in Seoul was the group's last scheduled performance before the seven members take "vacations" for the first time since their 2013 debut.

Now, Big Hit Entertainment announced that the group would be taking a break from the spotlight.

The power break will provide "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". Fans responded on Twitter, starting a hashtag in support of the boy band. Earlier this summer, BTS released a video with UNICEF for their "Love Myself Campaign".

They maintain close relationships with their fans, flooding social media with selfies, videos and tweets in Korean and English.

Their latest album, Map of the Soul: Persona, topped the Billboard 200 upon its March release (making BTS the first group since the Beatles to have three number-one albums in less than a year's time), and their single "Boy With Luv" became the band's highest-charting song. Some fans noticed this would be the first birthday Jungkook spends with his family since he was 13-years-old. One Twitter user said, "it really hit so hard, doesn't it?"

With the band's Love Yourself campaign and the UN Speak Yourself speech past year, BTS has mobilised their millions of ARMY fans worldwide, to empower young people around the world. Representatives of the band did not specify how long of a break they'd be taking. Enjoy it while you got it, fellas!

"Seeing #RestWellBTS and #HappyVacationBTS trending makes me the most happiest!"

We're wishing the members of BTS a wonderful vacation and hope they enjoy their much-needed time off!

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