Eight BTS fans hospitalised for their obsession with K-pop group

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Eight young BTS fans in India were recently hospitalised for their obsession with the world-famous K-pop group.

As reported by Ahmedabad Mirror, the teenagers were brought to the psychiatry department of Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad within the last 10 days.

The outlet shared that the teens had apparently been watching and listening to the septet for eight to 10 hours per day.

In one extreme case, a girl reportedly “Got so addicted that she would stay cooped up in her room, refusing to eat or sleep properly and spend her entire time listening to BTS music either on her phone or laptop.”

Weighing in on the matter the head of the Department of Psychiatry clinic, Dr. Kalrav Mistry told the publication that the cases of ‘BTS Obsession’ have been increasing.

“In the past 10 days, we received eight cases, and this is a red flag that should not be ignored.

“Parents need to keep a watch on their children. Most patients are in the 13 to 22 age group… The youngsters are blindly following BTS, adopting their rockstar lifestyle, expensive clothes and all.

“And to meet these expenses they are resorting to stealing and drugs. By the time parents realize something is wrong, the obsession has reached a different level.”

Shalby Hospitals is one of the largest chains of multispecialty hospitals and tertiary care centers in the country today. Envisioned by its founder, Dr. Vikram I Shah back in 1994 as a Joint Replacement Center, today Shalby Hospitals is a chain of 11 multispecialty hospitals, offering treatment in over 35+ medical disciplines, holding an aggregate capacity of over 2062 beds with more than 500 active physicians, and 3000+ employees.

Known for exceptional patient care for 28 years, we have our presence in 5 states of the country and OPDs extended to a total of 11 states. Shalby Hospital is today known for setting high standards of excellence in Healthcare, Clinical Care, Home Care, and Research. We receive thousands of patients in our hospitals across all the units from all over the country. Medical excellence and patient care are firmly embedded in our culture.

Dr. Vikram Shah-CMD, who has been felicitated by Ethicon India for the development of the ‘OS Needle’ with the vision of making Quality Health Care available to every citizen of India has started this journey with a small 6 bedded hospital. Today, it is one the most preferred and best hospital in India, positioned as a most favoured hospital in the map of medical tourism, India.