Three of the members came down with a fever before the gig.
15 May 2017 - 4:20 PM  UPDATED 15 May 2017 - 4:20 PM

Japanese idol group Morning Musume cancelled a May 14 concert at Okayama Civic Hall after three members came down with influenza, according to a statement released by the group.

Members Mizuki Fukumura, Sakura Oda and Haruka Kudo were all thought to have come down with influenza over the course of the past weekend. Fukumura and Oda were diagnosed with the condition on May 13, and both sat out Morning Musume’s show that day. Kudo had not been officially diagnosed, but the statement released by the group says she had a “high fever” and thus could not perform. The group cancelled shows in Okayama following this.

Further information on the condition of the three performers, and the status of Morning Musume’s future dates on their current tour of Japan, have yet to be updated.

Fans who had planned to attend the Okayama performance were reportedly told by staff to hold on to tickets for a future performance, though details of when that will be held have yet to be made clear.

Kudo is set to graduate from the group sometime this year in order to pursue a career in acting.

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