BTS’s Suga marked his 28th birthday by donating over £60,000 to help paediatric cancer patients.
The K-pop superstar turned 28 on March 9, and as is tradition with the members of BTS, he celebrated his big day with a generous donation to charity.
Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital shared that Suga donated 100 million won (£63,000) to help treat children with cancer.
Cho Ji Heum, the director of Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital, said: ‘Suga’s donation is touching, and we are grateful for it. We hope that this good influence will spread throughout society.
‘We are proud of the BTS members who are enhancing national prestige through good stages. We hope you will continue to work as artists who are loved all over the world.’
Suga said: ‘I hope this donation will help children who are not receiving treatment due to difficult family circumstances so that they can grow healthy and bright.’
Yoongi often makes donations to charities and organisations on his birthday, and in 2018, he sent gifts to 39 orphanages to keep a promise he’d made to fans years ago.
And last month, bandmate J-Hope also marked his birthday with a charitable donation to ChildFund Korea.
It’s been a difficult few months for Suga, after he was forced to take time away from band activities when he underwent surgery for a shoulder injury.
Speaking on VLive on his birthday, the rapper gave an update on his condition, and told fans that he isn’t 100% just yet.
He said: ‘I’m still going through rehabilitation, it takes awhile. I’m doing it everyday. It got much better! I can raise it up, but when I hold something heavy my arm will shake.’
However, Suga is expected to join BTS during their Grammys performance, although the group – Suga, RM, Jimin, V, Jin, J-Hope and Jungkook – won’t be there in person due to coronavirus restrictions.
He explained: ‘It is really a shame that we can’t attend in person. We may not be so sure about the award yet, but for the performance… if [things were different] we’d perform and physically be there.’
BTS have been nominated at the Grammys for the first time, and are up for best pop duo/group performance for their worldwide hit Dynamite.
They’re up against Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande’s Rain On Me, Exile by Taylor Swift ft Bon Iver, Un Dia (One Day) by J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy, and Justin Bieber ft Quavo with Intentions.
The Grammy Awards take place on March 14.Credit: Original article published here.