We posted back in November when SCAPEGOAT’s guitarist, Katsuki, had been found after collapsing at his home and immediately hospitalized. Following the incident, he has been on a break from the band in order to focus on recovery. However, at the end of the December, the band posted a notice on Katsuki’s blog in his stead, announcing his withdrawal from the band due to his current condition.
An Important Notice from SCAPEGOAT
More than ever, thank you so much for your support of SCAPEGOAT. It is sudden, but we have an announcement for everyone.
Since November 10 Katsuki has been resting to focus on recovery, but his condition is unsatisfactory to the point of his aim of returning soon being unable to stand. His condition is such that he cannot even post a comment on his blog.
While taking into consideration Katsuki’s physical condition and emotional strain, we had several talks with him, his family, and staff;
We respect his strong will and wishes, and it’s quite sudden, but we will stand in for him to say that after today he will depart from SCAPEGOAT.
We apologize from the bottoms of our hearts to all of the fans to have supported us and to all of our staff, for this truly unfortunate announcement, and for causing any trouble or concern.
From here on SCAPEGOAT will continue with four members; we will devote ourselves more than ever before, so please continue to offer your unyielding voices of support.
SCAPEGOAT, all members
Translated by Ku