It may be a while before Devil Kitty’s guitarist returns to the scene.
On Friday, August 11, Devil Kitty‘s guitarist Akina was hospitalized due to poor health condition. There, he was informed that he had suffered a stroke. As such, he will be absent from band activities indefinitely. Read our translation of the official announcement below:
On August 11, 2017 (Fri), Akina went to the doctor due to poor health condition and was diagnosed with a cerebral infarction. He will be hospitalized for at least two weeks.
In light of this, the following shows and releases will be postponed or canceled.
Aug 29, 2017 @ HOLIDAY Shinjuku
Nov 1, 2017 @ Ikebukuro BlackHole
Nov 8, 2017 @ Sugamo CCO
Nov 14, 2017 @ Meguro Rockmaykan
Nov 20, 2017 @ Shinjuku club SCIENCE
Nov 1, 2017 release
CD Single “Sabaki no Akuma” (裁きの悪魔)
All shows outside of those listed above will be carried on with the other 4 members as scheduled.
We will inform you on our official site about the band’s activities following December after seeing how Akina improves.
We sincerely apologize to fans, staff, and those involved for the worry and inconvenience caused by this.
Here’s what fellow guitarist Kazuto had to say on the matter on his Twitter account (translated by yours truly):
I’m really worried. I’m just glad he’s alive, honestly. I’m really sorry to everyone that had been looking forward to the new release and PV. I’m sure Akina feels the most guilty right now. I’m upset that there’s nothing I can do for him. But I believe he’ll be able to make a return, so please wait for us.
We hope Akina can make a speedy recovery and that Devil Kitty can bounce back soon enough. Send the band some well wishes via their official site or Twitter.
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