Takeshi Nakano Twitter update. New photo with GACKT:

I had a good commercial shoot with GACKT.
Normally, I give him flowers after filming, but it was GACKT giving me flowers saying "Happy 30th anniversary" 😀.
He continues surprising me. I could only be thankful for the filming, even if not yet fully recovered from the illness.
Thank you GACKT.

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ORICON.CO.JP: GACKT returns after 9 months "I guess the day when I can deliver my singing voice is coming soon," plans to deliver a message on his birthday in July.

Musician GACKT attended the announcement of the "General Incorporated Association, Regenerative Medicine Welfare Support Fund" initiated project in Osaka City on March 17, and resumed his activities for the first time in about nine months since he announced an indefinite hiatus last September due to poor health. On the 16th of last month, he had expressed his intention to resume his activities by the end of this year.

GACKT revealed, "I got sick last year, suspended all activities, and started various treatments overseas, but they didn't work very well" and explained that his encounter with regenerative medicine led to improvement.

He explained about his medical condition, "I also suffered from dysphonia at that time, and my immune system was severely impaired due to a decline in liver function. Then there was the skin disease. I also developed alopecia, and the symptoms got worse and worse at first," he revealed.

He also revealed, "My hair was falling out at a level where it was falling between my fingers, and my skin became like an elephant's. I wondered if I would ever be able to come back..." There was a period of mental depression as well. I finally got back to this point after six months of regenerative medicine," he said with a smile of relief.

Turning to the camera, he said, "You can tell by looking at my face," and smiled, "I was a wreck, so I think I've finally reached the point where I can show this much of my bare skin. In the midst of all this, I met people involved in regenerative medicine and treatment, and I made a donation to the fund to see if there was anything I could do to help," he said, explaining the reason for his attendance on this day.

On September 8, 2021, GACKT announced through his agency that he would be taking an "indefinite hiatus" from his activities. He also revealed that a nervous system disease from his childhood had triggered a life-threatening condition at one point, and that he had also developed a severe speech impediment, so he had entered into an indefinite hiatus of his activities after consultation.

On May 16 of this year, his office reported on the progress of his illness and the resumption of his activities. “GACKT himself has recovered to the point where he has no trouble with his daily life, and he will gradually return to work," explaining that he plans to resume his activities by the end of the year according to his recovery status.

On the same day, the Regenerative Medicine Welfare Support (President: Nami Oyama) announced the establishment of a fund to support treatment costs for the disabled and research expenses related to regenerative medicine. GACKT, who endorsed the purpose of the fund and made a large individual donation, received an award from the organization. Other attendees included former yokozuna Hakuho's master Mamagaki and former sekiwake Asahitenho's master Oshima.

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Article Source: oricon.co.jp
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PRTIMES.JP: On GACKT's medical condition.

Kyushu Center for Regenerative Medicine Report from Koukeikai Medical Corporation Ju Cell Clinic

We are pleased to inform you that Kyushu Regenerative Medicine Center, Medical Corporation Koukeikai Shu Cell Clinic is in charge of the overall treatment of artist GACKT, who is currently on a long-term suspension from performing arts activities.

Regarding the treatment history of the artist "GACKT", he had been suffering from unexplained health problems in August last year and had been receiving treatment overseas since September last year.

The facility has established a medical team in cooperation with affiliated medical institutions, and has conducted a detailed examination and treatment of artist GACKT's medical condition. As a result, his vocal disorder has recovered with normal treatment, but he has developed systemic dermatitis and alopecia due to immunodeficiency caused by his nervous system disease.

In the past, GACKT's office has received numerous inquiries from the media about his health condition, and among them there have been many reports that are not true.

Although he is still undergoing treatment, his health is expected to gradually improve and the prospects for a return to his artistic activities are good, so today, with the consent of the patient and his agency, we are pleased to announce his medical condition to date from the medical facility in charge of this case.

Please note that we are unable to respond to inquiries from the press and media other than those related to this announcement, as it would interfere with our ability to respond to patients at our facility.

About Mr. GACKT's medical condition:
Hepatic dysfunction and decreased respiratory function due to immune system damage caused by an autoimmune abnormality.
Generalized dermatitis and alopecia due to the immunocompromised immune system.
Fever and pain associated with the above, and decreased vocal cord function.

■ Medical Institutions in Charge
Kyushu Regenerative Medicine Center
Medical Corporation Koukeikai
Zhu Cell Clinic Main Clinic

Kyushu Regenerative Medicine Center
Medical Corporation Koukeikai
Zhu Cell Clinic Main Clinic
3-4-10 Kashiteriha, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka

Source: prtimes.jp

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PRTIMES.JP: PRTimes: After postponing his tour in 2020 because of COVID-19, GACKT brings his fans a concert in a new form before and after his birthday on 4 July!

The all-time best-of tour GACKT 20th ANNIVERSARY LIVE TOUR 2020 KHAOS which was filled with heartfelt emotions towards the fans who have walked the past 20 years with him through his solo career was held in January and February of 2020 with 20 shows in 8 locations nationwide to an audience of over 60,000 people. The tour’s final shows were supposed to be held on 28 and 29 February in Fukuoka but they were postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis.

With fans eagerly anticipating his next concert, GACKT has invited K, who performed with him at GACKT's -45th Birthday Concert- LAST SONGS in 2018, to be his tour partner for GACKT LAST SONGS 2021 feat. K tour which will have 6 shows performed at 4 locations in Japan in the 10 days around GACKT’s own birthday on 4 July. Fans will be fans with a range of hit songs and rare classics with K on piano and vocals, GACKT and K's harmonies, K's jazzy piano arrangements, plus a string section, a rarity for GACKT.

This tour was a new experiment for GACKT, and of it, he said, “I’ve honestly been thinking a lot too. This isn’t a show where we have no choice but to do it like this because of COVID-19. Rather, we constructed a live show that can only be done in this situation and came up with a show that “can be done one more time’.”

He added, “Singing together with K, conveying the emotions and feelings of that moment on that day, I want to deliver something that makes everyone who comes and watches us say, ‘This is no mistake. I’ve brought home something really good…!’”

During rehearsals, K had been changing the arrangements everyday. He said, “(Unlike the 2018 concert,) we had a lot of time to rehearse and I also enjoyed the creative process of creating each and every tiny detail of the songs with everyone during those rehearsals.”

The strings also consisted of twin cellos, which is a bit unusual, and the position of the strings on stage was not laid out in a unified manner, but rather like a GACKT band, which further enhanced the stage production.

The special setlist included not only GACKT's many famous songs, but also songs by YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz, led by GACKT, and songs by K. The twin vocals of each other's songs birthed a new chemistry.

And when they performed GACKT’s 2003 single LAST SONG, K played the piano and sang during the chorus when they last performed it in 2018, but this year, K didn’t play the piano and instead dueted with GACKT. Alongside the emotions of a broken hearted woman which had always been expressed in this song, GACKT wrote and added another set of lyrics this time to express “the feelings of the man in this story”, bringing a new approach to this song.

The expressions of the numerous hit songs changed each time together with the groove of the venue and the audience, turning into a sound unlike anything ever experienced on GACKT’s stage before.

And on 4 July, GACKT’s 48th birthday, the show from this particular tour will be held at Yokosuka Arts Theatre. Musician and vocalist of YouTuber duo Nijiirozamurai, Zuma appeared onstage bringing a cake with him to celebrate GACKT’s birthday! Just as we thought that he was here just to wish GACKT a happy birthday, it turned out that Zuma was also born on 4 July, and so, the tables turned and he received the cake from GACKT and had GACKT celebrate his birthday with him!!

GACKT has delivered entertainment in a different way and many people are looking forward to seeing him perform in this style again, so do keep an eye on his future activities.

29 June (Tue)【Osaka】Orix Theatre OPEN/18:15 START/19:00
30 June (Wed)【Aichi】Nagoya Century Hall OPEN/18:15 START/19:00
3 July (Sat)【Kanagawa】Yokosuka Arts Theatre OPEN/18:15 START/19:00
4 July (Sun)【Kanagawa】Yokosuka Arts Theatre OPEN/18:15 START/19:00
6 July (Tue)【Fukuoka】Fukuoka Sun Palace Hotel & Hall OPEN/18:15 START/19:00
7 July (Wed)【Fukuoka】Fukuoka Sun Palace Hotel & Hall OPEN/18:15 START/19:00

Details of GACKT LAST SONGS 2021 feat. K Tour

Source: prtimes.jp

Translation: Yoshi @ GACKT ITALIA Team

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Tsuguni Twitter new photo with GACKT. Translation below:

✨Yoyogi Uehara 3Admant ✨.

Our trainer, Matsumoto, has just appeared on YouTube!
This time he appeared on YouTube with GACKT and Sawayan, the popular YouTubers 👏👏.

He is appearing as Matsumoto from Ebisu Akiba Osteopathic Clinic...
Want to train your body for the summer...
I want to lose weight! What should I do about my diet? If you're wondering how to lose weight!
We are also looking forward to your personal training appointments!

We are pleased to announce that
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Mr. Sawayan

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