On January 10th, Synk;yet left an important announcement on their OHP in both Japanese and English. It explains that bassist Shiori has been diagnosed with noduclar sclerosis Hodgkin’s lymphoma (or “NSHL”). The announcement states that this is a rare condition found among only 5% of cases of malignant lymphoma.
Starting January 27th, Shiori will be beginning treatment. Synk;yet will continue activities as 4 members until he can return to the stage. His hospitalization period will be anywhere from half a month to one full month, but he will be making regular visits for at least half a year following his release.
Shiori seems to have a positive outlook; he said in his official comment that he will be blogging his recovery process regularly in hopes of helping others that suffer from the disease.
Despite this sad turn of events, Synk;yet isn’t slowing down. They have already announced their next single release in April, “Silent Prayer,” as well as the release of their full album “the Graceful Savior” this August 2014. Details on both releases are still TBA, so keep checking back for more information.
They also have quite a busy live schedule coming up, including 3-month consecutive hosted series and a one-man live this July:
January 14th @ Imaike CLUB 3STAR
January 15th @ Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE!
January 21st @ Ikebukuro EDGE
January 22nd @ Shibuya REX
January 30th @ Ikebukuro EDGE
February 1st @ Kashiwa ThumbUp
February 18th @ Shinjuku RUIDO K4
February 20th @ Ikebukuro CYBER
February 25th @ Ikebukuro CYBER
March 7th @ Imaike CLUB 3STAR
March 8th @ Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE!
March 13th @ Sendai MACANA
March 16th @ Ikebukuro EDGE-
March 19th @ Ikebukuro EDGE – New single commemoration host event “Prayer in the Darkness” –
April 25th @ Ikebukuro CYBER – rino Birthday Event –
May 30th @ Ikebukuro CYBER – yuiha Birthday Event –
July 20th @ Takadanobaba AREA -Synk;yet 2nd one-man “the Graceful Savior” –
Tickets for their 2nd one-man are 3000yen advance, 3500yen same day. You can purchase tickets starting January 22nd at their Shibuya REX live or on E-plus.
Though the loss of Shiori will certainly be felt, we should all wish Synk;yet luck on all of their lives and releases and hope for a successful and speedy recovery for Shiori!