Vocalist Kiryūin Downplays Golden Bomber's Hiatus

posted on 2012-12-03 16:28 EST

Golden Bomber vocalist Shō Kiryūin (second from the left) downplayed the band's recently-announced hiatus by mentioning on his blog on Saturday that the news about the hiatus was a mistake. Kiryūin apologized for the confusion, and said that after a discussion with his singing teacher it was decided that he can still perform some singing activities. Kiryūin said he will continue to do the activities that he can do.

Kiryūin also posted on his Twitter account on Friday that only his soprano singing voice has been affected, and he assured fans that that in general his body is in good health.

The band had announced that it would be taking a four-month hiatus from January to April so that Kiryūin could undergo treatment for his throat. Kiryūin had already postponed all of the concerts in his solo "Hitori-Yogari 3" tour, which was set to kick off this month.

The visual kei band has performed theme songs for the Ixion Saga DT and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal anime and the Skip Beat! PlayStation 2 video game. Kiryūin as a soloist also sang the theme song "Life is Show Time" for the Kamen Rider Wizard television series.

Source: Yahoo! Japan News via Hachima Kikō

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