Recently guitarist, Kaoru (Of popular Japanese Visual Kei band Dir en grey) admitted that he has lost some degree of feeling in his right hand. In a recent Kotaku interview he stated that since 2014 he has had several problems while performing notably dropping his guitar pick frequently and experiencing general discomfort and lack of feeling in his right hand. More alarming was the fact that it steadily got worst as time went on. Within the interview he also states that he has seen multiple doctors on different occasions and that the apparent cause is from loose ligaments connecting joints which in turn is causing the paralysis. The doctors' diagnosis was that this was something that would heal on its own in time though Kaoru has stated though that the symptoms have not changed. North America fans of Kaoru and Dir en grey who have heard of this are understandably worried as Dir en grey is currently actively touring with a show in Los Angeles in less than two weeks. While there has been no real talk of cancelled shows, appearances or events it is natural to assume that something of that sort might be on the horizon given the severity of the situation. While the possibility of cancellation is low, fans must wonder if this will in any way affect their on-stage presence or performance. The fact that Kaoru has hid this for a year might help to alleviate the fears of affected performances as they have not showed any signs of slowing down recently. Besides concerts, Kaoru is scheduled hold an event at Shibuya's Tower Records for his upcoming book "Dokugen". We will update on this situation if any news reaches us.
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◆ Tom Kiryu