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ayu cancels MSta performance, returns home from the US
On the night of the 17th, singer Hamasaki Ayumi (32) returned home to Narita Airport, from Los Angeles, US, where she had been staying. Wearing sunglasses and a mask, Hamasaki responded with a simple “Thank you” to media questions “How is your health?”, and boarded a car which was there to pick her up. She seemed calm and on the way to full recovery. According to staff, she will not be going to a hospital, but will be making a quiet recovery at home.
Hamasaki was scheduled to make an appearance on TV Asahi’s “Music Station”‘s 25th Anniversary Special Programme on the 16th, but had contracted acute pharyngitis while abroad. Unable to return home, she cancelled her performance, and apologized on her homepage, stating that “I really feel pained and regretful”.