Those of you who have been following the god and death stars may not be surprised by this. Unfortunately, drummer Ootaka Jun has not been in good health for a while, and it is really taking its toll on the band now. Translated by Shattered-Tranquility’s Shannon, we have information on the situation and plans:
“An Announcement from the god and death stars”
Drummer’s Ootaka Jun has been in poor health for some time now. He has been diagnosed with spinal canal stenosis and a herniated disc.
He began the recovery process a while ago, but his condition has been worsening without any signs of improvement. As a result, the god and death stars will pause activities following our performance in May 2015.
This decision has been made in order for the 3 members to be able to stand on stage together again, and for the benefit of Ootaka Jun’s recovery.
There is only a short amount of time left, but please continue to give us your unchanging support.
Our last one-man live before the activity pause will be on May 4th at Shimokitazawa SHELTER. We hope you can make it.
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If you looked at the names of the illnesses and had not the slightest clue what they meant, no worries! I’ll try to break it down for you. In its simplest terms, Jun is suffering from problems with his spinal cord. Essentially, spinal canal stenosis means that the canal in the spinal cord is narrowing or shrinking, and that can cause problems. What the herniated disk means is that within his spinal cord, one or more of the disks (that sit between the bones) have moved or spread in such a way that they are agitating or causing pressure against his nerves. In both of these illnesses, agitation or pressure against the nerves can cause pain, numbness, tingling or burning, weakness, or in more severe cases, loss of motor skills. If you’re curious, click on the links to see what the Mayo Clinic has to say.
For those of you wanting to give your support to the band, or wanting to wish Jun well, we have all the information for their one-man live. Wishing Jun the best!
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When: May 4th
Where: Shimokitazawa SHELTER
Time: 18:30 (Open) / 19:00 (Start)
Tickets: ¥3500 (In advance) / ¥4000 (Day of)
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