Looks like Sayaka Yamamoto won’t be able to join her band NMB48 on stage anytime soon. The idol singer recently underwent vocal cord surgery and is recuperating.
The singer delivered the news on the radio show “AKB48 no All Night Nippon” on Aug. 27.
She added that while she can speak softly, she won’t be able to sing aloud for some time.
Sayaka said she didn’t speak of the surgery beforehand because she was thinking of her fans.
“I thought it would cause people to worry,” she said. After the announcement, Sayaka took to her Twitter to apologise to her fans for making them worry.