Live-Action Yowamushi Pedal's Eiji Takigawa Suffers Spinal Cord Injury During Filming
posted on by Karen Ressler
Actor Eiji Takigawa's agency Eri Office announced on Monday that, following an accident on the set of the live-action Yowamushi Pedal 2 television series, Takigawa has been diagnosed with a spinal chord injury. Takigawa was transported to a hospital via helicopter and has already undergone surgery. He is still at the hospital to focus on medical treatment.
The broadcast of Yowamushi Pedal 2 will go forward as planned with the blessing of Takigawa himself and his family. However, Takigawa will no longer be playing Rom in the Live Musical Show By Rock!! -Shin'en no Cross Ambivalence- stage musical this October.
At the time of the accident on September 15, the 38-year-old was filming for the series on a road in the Misakachō Tōnoki area of Fuefuki, Yamanashi. Takigawa was cycling downhill toward Fuefuki when he collided with the left curb while on a right curve in the road. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
Takigawa plays Juichi Fukutomi in the sequel television series. The series is airing in two parts. The first seven episodes of the sequel series began airing on BS SKY PerfecTV! starting on August 18. The second half of the series, comprised of six episodes, will premiere in November.
Source: Oricon News