Keyakizaka46 Member Yurina Hirate Falls During Performance, Suffers Minor Injuries

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Performance took place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on Wednesday

The official website of the Keyakizaka46 idol group revealed on Wednesday that member Yurina Hirate fell from the stage during the group's concert at the Makuhari Messe event hall in Chiba earlier that day. Hirate was taken to the hospital, and suffered minor injuries from the accident.

Besides being a member of the idol group, Hirate plays protagonist Hibiki Akui in the live-action film adaptation of Mitsuharu Yanamoto's Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō (Hibiki ~How to Become a Novelist~) manga, which is slated to open in Japan on September 14.

Keyakizaka46 is a sister idol group of Nogizaka46, which is in turn a spinoff "rival" group of the popular AKB48. The group was established in 2015.

Sources: Keyakizaka46 official website, The Mainichi Shimbun (山口敦雄), Tokyo Reporter

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