Purely Monster Member Miki Kariya Leaves Idol Group
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Kariya explained in a personal message in the announcement that her main reason for leaving the group is related to injuring muscles in her left thigh at the end of May. She thought that she had made a full recovery, and initially continued her idol activities while undergoing rehabilitation. However, she experienced a recurrence in August. Kariya is now recuperating at home and has regular medical exams.
Kariya noted that fans have been waiting for her return to her idol activities, but even participating only in special events has become difficult and mentally taxing for her. Kariya does not know when her leg will fully heal, and she has developed anxiety related to her condition. Going forward, she plans to focus on recovering her mental and physical health.