Yesterday, A9 announced on their official homepage that guitarist Tora recently had a health scare. We should let you know first that the announcement comes post-surgery, and he is recovering smoothly. Read our translation of the announcement to find out the details for yourself:
Thank you for always supporting A9.
We have some news regarding artist Tora (A9)’s health.
He had been experiencing chest pain for some time, and so he went to a doctor to be examined. They determined he had a mild heart attack, and he underwent surgery on that very day.
The surgery was a success, and he has been recovering well.
Due to this, the “A9 Premium V.I.P Salon,” “VIP Salon Tora,” and A9 members’ collective contents program “Dice Nine” cannot be updated for November until Tora’s condition is better and he is able to participate in shooting for these programs. We will update these programs again starting in December. We ask for your understanding.
Also, in light of Tora’s smooth recovery, we are planning to go ahead our with currently announced A9 lives and events as scheduled. We hope this will ease some of your concerns.
We apologize to our endlessly supportive NUMBER SIX. members for this sudden news, along with the worry and inconvenience it may cause. We hope that you will continue to support A9 and Tora.
November 22, 2018
NEXT DECADE Co.
A9 Members and Staff
From their homepage, it looks like A9 doesn’t have any shows scheduled until the end of December 2018. This news may be shocking, but at least the outlook is positive!