The following announcement regarding lynch. vocalist Hazuki’s temporary leave from the “THE JUDGEMENT DAYS” LAST INDIES TOUR was posted on the band’s OHP as well as the member’s blogs:
“Today, according to the results of a medical examination, lynch. vocalist Hazuki, who had been complaining of problems with his throat, received a diagnosis of acute pharyngitis and laryngitis, accompanied by swelling of the vocal chords.
As such, while it has been a bitter pill to swallow, we have decided that Hazuki’s participation in “THE JUDGEMENT DAYS” LAST INDIES TOUR will be temporarily postponed through the month of November.
The remaining members will continue to play through all November dates as scheduled, and the plans are for Hazuki to return to the tour, depending on the progress of his condition.
We offer our sincerest apologies for the trouble and worry we have caused to all those who had been looking forward to seeing Hazuki perform. We beg for your sympathy and understanding with regard to our circumstance.
*Concerning the December lives, we will make those decisions by the 30th of November, pending a medical opinion. The details will be posted on the lynch. OHP.
November 2, 2010
Members of lynch.
■For those seeking refunds of tickets in light of Hazuki’s absence, please click the following link.
lynch. fans, please let the members know how much you support them despite this unfortunate turn of events. This whole situation is trying on everybody, and all the members are working their hardest to make up for Hazuki’s absence. They absolutely do read the messages their fans send them, and the encouragement means so much, so if you have a second to type out a short blurb, please do so! Even if it isn’t in Japanese, the sentiment will certainly get across:
As evident in Hazuki’s 11-03-2010 blog post, “knot”:
Thanks for the insane number of messages.
It helped me relax a bit.
I was so glad… that so many people said, “Even so, I’ll still go to the live”
Everybody, please support the other members in any way you can.
Because I’ll be fine.
I’m sorry for making you worry.
But I’m so proud to have fans like you.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
And Reo’s Official Twitter (selected posts from 11-03-2010):
“When I saw the messages everybody sent, I got teary-eyed in the middle of a Shinkansen car. If I hadn’t been wearing my hat over my eyes I wouldn’t’ve been able to show my face. Thank you to everybody who retweeted my message. Of course it must be hardest on Hazuki. And everybody who is supporting us. So I have to do my best. I can’t lose to this.”
(Not to detract from the fact that Hazuki is the one who is sick, but speaking of awful timing… Today, in Japan, is Reo’s birthday, and he has to perform without a vocalist. I’m sure he would appreciate any good wishes sent his way, too, even if he does claim to be embarrassed by the attention.)
“And so I’m met with another birthday. Birthdays come every year, but there will never be a live like today’s. That’s just how it is with concerts. Of course it will be tough on everybody. But knowing that, I won’t have the audacity to spit out “I’m tired.””
“Thank you, everybody, for the messages of encouragement and [birthday] greetings. I’m steadily getting through them all. And I’m grateful to my musician friends who, busy themselves, in the middle of their respective tours, took time to get in touch!! Personally, it’s embarrassing when people focus on me “because it’s my birthday” so I don’t really like it, but this year the sentiment rings so much louder. “People are true treasures,” so I’ll keep working hard from now on. “