AceShowbiz - %cJackson% of %cGOT7% proves his strong friendship with %cMark% with his latest gift for his groupmate. The Hong Kong-born star has recently bought Mark a custom-made friendship bracelet, which costs $16,000.
IF & Co. Jewelers takes to Instagram to show the friendship bracelet, which comes in a pair, one for Mark and another for Jackson himself. "Solid 14K Rose & White Gold 7mm Cuban Link Chains Fully Iced Out In VS+ White Diamonds," reads the caption, "Specially made for @jacksonwang852g7 & @mark_tuan."
The fancy gift aside, Jackson has been mourning the death of his maternal grandfather. His grandfather passed away on October 24, according to TVReport. The 23-year-old rapper is expected to attend his grandfather's funeral on October 28-29.
Following the sad news, his agency announced that the star would not participate in some of the group's activities in the coming days. "Jackson will be attending the funeral of his grandfather from October 28 to 29," JYP Entertainment said in a statement. "We ask for fans' understanding of the fact that it would be difficult for Jackson to take part in his scheduled activities during that period of time."
Jackson was a sabre fencer for Hong Kong's fencing team before pursuing his career in music. He ranked eleventh in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and won first place at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in 2011.
After passing a music audition, he moved to Seoul, South Korea in July 2011. He debuted as a member of GOT7 in January 2014.
Last month, he sparked concern among fans as it was announced that he would be absent from the group's planned schedules in Japan due to his health condition. "After an examination from his doctor, it has been decided that he will not be participating in GOT7's Japanese promotions," Sony Music, who is in charge of GOT7's promotions in Japan, said in a statement. "Excluding special, unique situations - GOT7 will promote as 6 while they are in Japan. Please keep your best wishes and support."