IORI revealed today that he will be leaving spiv states as of September 22nd, due to long-term back problems which have culminated in a herniated disc. (This was also the reason why he was missing at a recent live.) The band released this official statement:
An important announcement to everyone from spiv states.
As of September 22nd, spiv states’ guitarist IORI has decided to leave the band due to health issues.
For a while now, he has been inflicted by pain caused by a hernia in his lower back.
For our oneman live at Shimokitazawa ERA he was commuting back and forth to the hospital and therefore was unable to perform.
However, shortly afterwards, his disease grew worse and it’s very possible that it could have a serious effect on his band activities in the future, and more than anything on his health as a whole.
The members and staff had countless meetings and although it is unfortunate, this is the decision that we have arrived at.
To all the fans and everyone connected with the band, we are truly sorry for the trouble that this has caused.
We will be happy if you will continue to support both JUN and IORI in their futures.
Please continue to cheer us on.
We will carry on with the scheduled lives and events as planned.
We hope that everyone will give us their understanding and support.
spiv states / CLOUD Inc
Let’s hope that IORI is able to recover, regardless of any future musical activities.
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