Fans may have been wondering about Neverland’s vocalist, Natsu, who was reported ill recently. Unfortunately, it seems like he has left the band for good. Release of their single 「Demiworld/白昼夢」(Demiworld/Hakuchumu), planned for next month, has been cancelled.
The following message was posted on the band’s official website regarding Natsu:
Thank you so much for always supporting Neverland. We have an announcement. The other day, we posted on our blog that our vocalist, Natsu, was in poor health. It was our hope to reduce worries about the absence of Natsu, but right now, none of us are able to get in touch with him. Due to his recent actions, such as rejecting contact from the rest of the band and cancelling concerts, we have come to accept that Natsu no longer intends to be part of Neverland. We are currently thinking about what to do regarding future concerts and band activity. To everyone that has supported us, we are so sorry that it has come to this.
We will soon announce what Neverland will do from this point on. For now, please wait until we come up with a decision.
The band was able to perform at 「Shock Edge Vol.8 -stylish waveへの道-」(stylish wave e no Michi) on October 26th with the participation of guest vocalist Halo of PLUNKLOCK.
Each member of Neverland has left a comment regarding the sudden departure of Natsu.
Everyone, I’m so sorry something like this happened. It was so sudden that even the rest of the band and myself are still confused. The actions of Natsu cannot be excused as him chasing his dreams, but I find myself waiting for him to come back. Neverland is still all of our dreams, and it definitely won’t end over something like this.
To the lost boys and girls,
I’m so sorry that there’s nothing we can do. But the rest of us are going to stick together, so please continue to support us!
To everyone that has supported us, I am so sorry we have to make such a sad announcement. The truth is exactly as written. Honestly, the 3 of us are still confused that Natsu could be so selfish. The rest of us have talked very seriously about what will happen from now on, and we all agreed that we want to continue Neverland. We will not run from this difficult reality, rather we will work together and stand up to it, protecting the name of Neverland. That is the answer that we came up with. We are so sorry that we had to show you this nightmare, and we will just have to make up for it in the future.
A message from all: To all the lost boys and girls. We will protect Neverland, this country of everyone’s dreams. We will work together with everyone to make Neverland bigger than ever. We will not let Neverland end here! We will definitely go on! Since this is our answer, we will be sure that the next dream we show you is a good one. That, at least, we promise. Please check up on us from now on!
It is a shame that the vocalist left so suddenly in this manner, but it seems like Neverland fully intends to continue! We will keep you posted with future announcements.
Translated by Alyssa