YOSHIKI, of celebrated Japanese metal group X JAPAN, cancelled an appearance in Reykjavik, Iceland on October 21 due to exhaustion, according to a statement posted on the artist’s official website.
YOSHIKI is currently traversing Europe to promote We Are X, a documentary about the history of X JAPAN. The jaunt started on October 12 in Berlin, Germany, and in the days since YOSHIKI has appeared at the premiere dates in other countries, doing live question and answer session at all stops.
According to his Twitter, YOSHIKI passed out before going to Reykjavik for the Iceland premiere.
“So sorry Iceland. I can’t be there today. My doctor stopped me,” he tweeted. A statement posted on his official site clarified further:
“Due to the stress of keeping up with over 100 interviews and premiere events in multiple countries over the past 12 days, YOSHIKI must cancel his appearance at the October 21 We Are X premiere in Iceland. YOSHIKI is receiving medical care for exhaustion and doctors are keeping a close watch on his physical condition. As of now, YOSHIKI Paris screening event next week remains on schedule.”
The news comes during a year where YOSHIKI’s health has often been in the spotlight. In May, he had emergency back surgery after being told by a neurosurgeon that he, “experienced severe damage that would force a professional rugby player to retire.” The process proved so serious that YOSHIKI even said headbanging was no longer good for him.
In subsequent tweets, YOSHIKI said “I’m OK” and said he plans to attend the We Are X event in Paris on October 24. He will continue promoting the film in Los Angeles after that.
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