GACKT Suspends All His Activity Following Health Issues
Singer-Songwriter & Actor - GACKT who had performed the three Theme Songs of Kamen Rider Decade, played Decade's Version of Joji Yuki (Riderman), and also Noir / Bima Legend in BIMA Satria Garuda had announced via his Japanese Agent that he will be suspending all his activities due to health issues.
He had returned back to Japan on August 6th for work, but he fell ill immediately. His condition worsened. He had lost 10 kgs and has been ill for several past weeks. Currently, his condition is stable. But it is hard for him to speak anything as he undergoing dysphonia (disorders of voice). He had returned back to his residence in Kuala Lumpur and was being treated by his doctors.
Announcement from his Agent
GACKT’s Agency in Japan would like to make an announcement regarding their artist GACKT. GACKT's activities will be halted "indefinitely". Although it was a tough decision, after consulting with doctors, employees, GACKT himself and agents overseas, we came to this conclusion. As far as the information regarding this situation, after returning to Japan on August 6th, we have been contacted by GACKT saying that he is "unwell". After a while, his condition suddenly worsened. His early onset neurological disease was triggered and at this point it progressed into a life-threatening condition. GACKT has been feeling ill for several weeks, but although he lost about 10 kg, his current condition is stable. However, doctors have confirmed that it will be impossible for GACKT to pursue work related to using his voice at this point due to severity of dysphonia. After returning overseas where his doctor resides, and conducting a more thorough examination of his illness and dysphonia, GACKT plans to focus on treatment to hasten the resumption of his activities as an artist. Future information will be announced on the official website or in upcoming press releases. Thank you very much for understanding. Glab Entertainment Inc.
Message from GACKT to LOVERS (Fans)
This is GACKT. I made all of you worry. Thank you for so many messages. It’s ok, I’m still alive. Ahaha This time, I returned to Japan in early August for a shoot, but a few days later, I felt very sick. It seems that I have fainted a few times which usually happens only once in a few years. I guess, I'm used to it. But it wasn’t happening lately, so I thought that I got better. I've been feeling very sick for about 3 weeks since then, and have lost about 10kg, but my current condition is stable. The thing is, I don’t know what caused my illness, but I can’t use my voice right. For about 10 years now, I was preparing to cure my illness abroad, and receiving medical treatment, etc. However, I don't know what caused it, if it's something that got worse over time, or some kind of a neurological disorder, all I know is that it triggers a sudden dysphonia. To put it simply, it is difficult to speak in certain situations because my voice doesn’t come out right. "To get here, and now this...", to be honest, I was depressed for a few days, but now I think that this might be a chance for me to make a change, “I’m GACKT so I can overcome this obstacle!", is what I believe. After many discussions with doctors, agents and stakeholders, we’ve decided to give top priority to my recovery. I’m sorry to say, but I’ve stopped all my activities and will dedicate my time to treatment and recovery. I honestly don't know what I’m gonna do. But anyway, I’ll do my best to come back soon. As the world continues to change, I think that many people go through hard times and many lose their hope. But there are no obstacles that we cannot overcome. I’ll definitely overcome mine. Let's move forward together. Let’s believe that we can overcome each obstacle we face without running away from it! And finally, I'm seriously sorry for making everyone worry. I’ll will definitely be back. I’ll get stronger. I’ll become an even more amazing GACKT. The promise I made to all of you, I’ll definitely keep it, I’ll bring you the album and the tour. I’ll always keep my promise no matter what. So please just wait a while longer. GACKT