X Japan's Yoshiki Collapses During European Tour, Cancels Iceland Appearance

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Reykjavik was 9th stop in tour for screening of X Japan's We Are X documentary

YOSHIKI, leader of rock band X Japan, announced on Twitter on Saturday that he cancelled his appearance in Reykjavik, Iceland for that day on orders from his doctor after passing out. YOSHIKI is currently traveling on a European tour for screenings of the X Japan documentary We Are X, which began on October 12 in Berlin, Germany, and will take him to 10 cities. The screening in Reykjavik would have been the ninth city he would visit on the tour, and YOSHIKI said that he has been "on the road 12 days straight." His appearance in Paris, France on Tuesday will go forward as planned.

YOSHIKI recently underwent surgery in Los Angeles, and is expected to make a 90% recovery by November. He was previously diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis (narrowing of the cervical disc space) in 2009, and his symptoms reappeared last October.

He previously cancelled an appearance at Anime Expo in July due to his recovery.

X Japan's most notable anime contributions were the songs in the X² music video collection and later X movie. The animation studio Madhouse adapted both productions from CLAMP's X manga. The surviving band members — Toshimitsu "Toshi" Deyama, Yoshiki Hayashi, Tomoaki "Pata" Ishizuka, and Hiroshi "Heath" Morie — reunited in 2007, 10 years after they first disbanded and nine years after the death of guitarist Hideto "Hide" Matsumoto.

Source: Music Natalie

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