BTS to take a break as K-pop band members announce ‘hiatus’ to pursue solo work

The seven "exhausted" members of the K-pop supergroup BTS have announced that they will leave the group to pursue solo careers.

The internationally famous musicians, who are credited with producing billions of dollars for the South Korean economy

Revealed the news during their live-streamed annual dinner on Tuesday night, as part of a celebration marking their 10-year anniversary as a group.

Suga, 29, said approximately 20 minutes into the video, which was broadcast on the group's official YouTube site

However, Hybe, the band's management organisation, later stated that the band would not be taking a break

will continue to work on projects as a group as well as individually.

BTS will not be taking a break. Members will be focusing more on solo projects at this time

Army, BTS's adoring fans, flooded social media with messages of encouragement.

Army, BTS's adoring fans, flooded social media with messages of encouragement.

"I simply want to embrace them," one admirer remarked, according to the Yonhap news agency.

Before meeting Biden, the floppy-haired celebs joined White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the briefing room podium

BTS was recognised by the White House as "young ambassadors who disseminate a message of hope and positivity around the world."