It wasn’t too long ago that we announced that Arlequin’s guitarist, Kuruto, was injured while playing at their Esaka Muse live on March 30th. Fans were very worried as he had been unable to stand properly during the live, and after they were even more worried.
Kuruto, however, took off the month of April and announced just this week that on May 5th he will be returning to the stage, still a little battered from the incident.
According to the rather boisterous and lively guitarist, Kuruto managed to damage his ACL while playing and was rushed to the hospital immediately after the live. Fortunately, he did not tear the fragile ligament, but he will be unable to play quite as violently as usual until he has fully recovered.
Shattered-Tranquility’s AdventureTim has translated Kuruto’s personal announcement for fans. You can read it in its entirety below.
As the official announcement says, I’ll be returning as of May 5th.
To all parties concerned, I apologize from the bottom of my heart for all the trouble and worry I’ve stirred up among our fans.
You may know already that I damaged my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), but it wasn’t actually torn, so I’ve managed to avoid having to go through surgery so far! Huge relief. Although that being said, it’s not going to be completely healed without surgery, so sorry to say this announcement doesn’t mean I’m a hundred percent recovered.
I did think about going in for surgery, actually, but it wouldn’t work out under the circumstances. Surgery plus rehab would have taken up around six months, worst-case scenario, and depending on how that progressed I could have ended up having just wasted who-knows-how-much time. It might have even meant kissing my entire lifestyle goodbye.
Which is why I’ve been taking a break up till now for my knee to settle down.
I’m back to being able to walk without discomfort now. As for exercise, there are a few things I’ll have to do to keep myself from getting worse again (not sure how many yet), so I’ll be going about things wearing knee braces for now. It might not be possible to perform exactly the same as I did before, but there should be plenty of ways to express myself, so don’t expect me to just waste away. I’ll still be pushing on ahead as hard as I can. Life as we know it could end anytime. I don’t want to regret anything. I wanna keep going places we’ve never gone before with all the other members. I hope you’ll support us while we do it!
Maybe if someday the band gets to the level where we play do one-man tours of huge venues twice a year, then I’ll finally look into surgery, haha. Just gotta keep my eyes on that prize!
Please, show me all your dreams. I’ll show you all of mine. I want to make them all come true together.
（´-`）.｡oO（Let’s stick together till it all falls apart!
Kuruto of Arlequin
The live Kuruto is speaking of is GOEMON RECORDS 1st Anniversary Tour, which will kick off on May 5th! Now that he’s feeling well enough for lives, you can catch them sometime– maybe even on their huge Japan-wide tour this month.
Check out their schedule below!
GOEMON RECORDS Presents
GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014
5/5 @ Ikebukuro EDGE
Act: REALies, Arlequin
5/10 @ Ikebukuro Edge
Act: Arlequin, Memento Mori
5/11 @ Shibuya REX
Act: Arlequin, Gallo, METEOROID, Airish, Dangan NO LIMIT, etc
5/13 @ Kanazawa AZ
Act: Arlequin, REALies, MoNoLith, GIGAMOUS, landz., Downer, Carat
5/14 @ Niigata GOLDEN PIG RED STAGE
Act: Arlequin, REALies, MoNoLith, GIGAMOUS, landz., Downer, Carat, Xibalba
5/15 @ Sendai Darwin
Act: Arlequin, REALies, Hana Shounen Baddies, GIGAMOUS, landz., Downer, Carat, Crazy Shampoo
5/18 @ Hiroshima Namiki Junction
Act: Arlequin, REALies, MoNoLith, GIGAMOUS, Cradle, Carat, METEOROID
5/19 @ Fukuoka Drum Be-1
Act: Arlequin, REALies, Hana Shounen Baddies, MoNoLith, GIGAMOUS, Carat, Visper
5/20 @ Okayama IMAGE
Act: Arlequin, REALies, Hana Shounen Baddies, MoNoLith, GIGAMOUS, Carat, METEOROID
5/22 @ Ash OSAKA
Act: Arlequin, REALies, Zombie, Xepher, Decide, 2nd Dyz, METEOROID, Panorama Kyoukou Zenon
5/23 @ Osaka MUSE
Act: Arlequin, REALies, Hana Shounen Baddies, Liphlich, Blitz, GIGAMOUS, landz.
5/24 @ Nagoya M.I.D
Act: Arlequin, REALies, Hana Shounen Baddies, Liphlich, GIGAMOUS, Blitz, landz.
5/25 @ HOLIDAT NEXT NAGOYA
Act: Arlequin, REALies, Hana Shounen Baddies, METEOROID, the Raid., Lustknot, Zombie, Vent Croix, Black Klaxon
5/29 @ Tsutaya O-WEST
Act: Arlequin, REALies, Hana Shounen Baddies, Liphlich, amber gris, Blitz, GIGAMOUS, landz.
Let’s hope that Kuruto keeps his leg healthy and we see more from him in the future!
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