In January, Synk;et announced that bassist Shiroi would take leave from band work for a while due to a medical diagnosis revealing nodular sclerosing Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, Starwave Records and Shiori himself have now released statements about the bassist’s awaited return, scheduled for May 4th.
The statements have been released in English and are republished below for our readers:
Important announcement from Synk;yet
Thank you for your continued support of Synk;yet. We have an important announcement to share with all of you.
Bassist Shiori has been on break from live activities since January of this year to undergo treatment for nodular sclerosing Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but as a result of his medical exam on March 28, it has been determined that he should fully recover by April 25. Thus, he will resume live activities with the band as of May 4.
A free oneman live commemorating Synk;yet’s return and the release of their MV collection, [dimension of vision], will be held at Ikebukuro Cyber on May 12.
We apologize for keeping our fans waiting for so long and thank you for your continuing support of Synk;yet.
The members of Synk;yet / Starwave Records, Inc.
Comment from bassist Shiori
I apologize for the trouble and worry that I’ve caused to all who have continued to support me throughout my break. I wish I could report that I’ve completely healed, but due to the nature of Hodgkin’s lymphoma – that is, cancer – I can’t say I’m over it completely.
I will undergo regular follow-up exams for five years following the end of my treatment to watch for signs of relapse. I’ll begin radiation therapy starting on April 2 for as many as 18 treatments, and then I will return to the stage.
Please wait for me just a bit longer.
We’re glad to see that Shiori will return, and wish him the best of luck during his intensive period of radiation therapy.
Synk;yet has an upcoming schedule packed with lives, but the following is the information for Shiori’s return live in particular.
Minerva 2nd single Sponsored “Regeneration”
May 4 (Sun) @ Ikebukuro EDGE
Open/Start: 3:50 PM / 4:20 PM
Advance/Doors: ￥3000 / ￥3500
Acts: Synk;yet, Minerva, GLEIVE, BUG scream, A.S.K., TweiT, DiSPiИA
Tickets now on sale through e+
Source: Starwave Records