K-pop group BTS to take 'extended' break from performing

Their agency Big Hit Entertainment said the seven members would be undergoing a "period of rest and relaxation".

It added that the break 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".