YOSHIKI muss sich Notfall-OP unterziehen

news - 10.05.2017 02:03
Quelle: Pressemeldung
Es wurde angekündigt, dass YOSHIKI, Schlagzeuger und Pianist bei X JAPAN, sich am 16. Mai in Los Angeles einer Notfall-Operation unterziehen muss. Da sich der Zustand seiner Halswirbel stetig verschlechtert hat, haben die Ärzte nun entschieden, dass der Musiker sich umgehend einer Operation unterziehen muss, bei der eine Bandscheibe gegen eine künstliche ersetzt wird. Dabei haben sie sich gegen die Entnahme von Knochenteilen entschieden – wie 2009 durchgeführt –, da YOSHIKIs Beschwerden zurückgekommen sind. Laut der Doktoren muss YOSHIKI seit dem Visual Japan Summit Festival massive Schmerzen gespürt haben, außerdem hat der Musiker seit Jahresanfang das Gefühl in seiner linken Hand verloren. Die Operation jetzt ist notwendig, damit eine Heilung überhaupt noch möglich ist.

Alle für Mai geplanten Events werden nicht stattfinden. Außerdem werden alle zukünftigen Events – darunter die X JAPAN World Tour 2017, die japanischen Konzerte von X JAPAN sowie die YOSHIKI Premium Dinner Shows und noch unangekündigte Welttournee-Daten – noch einmal umgeplant. Ob diese Shows ebenfalls abgesagt, verschoben oder wie geplant stattfinden werden, ist noch unklar. Abhängig von Gesprächen mit YOSHIKIs Management, seiner Agentur und dem Promoter, wird die Entscheidung zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt nach der Operation bekannt gegeben.



Hier findet ihr die Original-Pressemitteilung von YOSHIKIs Management:

X JAPAN drummer and pianist YOSHIKI will be undergoing an emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery on May 16th in Los Angeles.

All events scheduled for May will be cancelled. In addition, July’s X JAPAN World Tour 2017, "We Are X" concert dates in Japan, the Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show dates in August and September, as well as yet-to-be-announced dates for the summer world tour that was to start in Los Angeles, are now undergoing rescheduling with his US agency William Morris Endeavor.

Following YOSHIKI's operation, a discussion whether to cancel, postpone or move forward as scheduled will be held amongst the agent, promoter and management.

As a result of YOSHIKI’s intense drumming style and its impact on his physical health, he was diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis in July 2009, and then underwent a cervical laminectomy and a cervical foraminotomy.

After suffering from a herniated disc that has worsened over the past six months, YOSHIKI has experienced symptoms including numbness and severe paralysis of the left hand and arm, which have since affected his musical performances. Upon receiving a complete examination by his doctors in both Japan and the US, YOSHIKI was diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis (radiculopathy of the left arm and herniation of intervertebral disc C5-C6). After thorough consultation, it was decided that YOSHIKI has to undergo surgery at this time.

YOSHIKI has been informed by a neurosurgeon in Japan that his neck has experienced severe damage that would force a professional rugby player to retire. It has been medically determined that he is approaching his limit, both physically and mentally. His intense schedule has taken its toll on his already damaged nervous system. With performances at Visual Japan Summit, Yoshiki Classical Special in Japan, Hong Kong, Carnegie Hall in New York and Wembley Arena in London, he has continued to play around the world with X JAPAN and solo. YOSHIKI's intensive travel schedule to over 20 film festivals globally to promote the documentary "We Are X" also contributed to his health condition.

“I had the pleasure of seeing YOSHIKI, who has a C5-6 disc herniation with left arm radiculopathy. He has been recommended to have a cervical artificial disc replacement,” explains Neel Anand, M.D., YOSHIKI’s Orthopedic Spine surgeon in the US

Dr. Tommy Tomizawa, M.D., adds “It was decided upon consultation that he will undergo emergency surgery as the condition of his neck at present will interfere not only with his career as an artist, but also with everyday life. From viewing the results of the MRI and CT scans, the damage is so severe that it is apparent that he has experienced considerable pain while performing. As this would be his second such procedure, we eliminated the option of a cervical foraminotomy, an operation in which a portion of bone is removed. YOSHIKI’s symptoms reappeared at the Visual Japan Summit festival, which was held last October in Japan. By the time he performed in January of this year at New York’s Carnegie Hall, he had already lost the sensation in his left hand. The symptoms worsened this March following the UK Wembley performance, but he continued recording. Even in his condition at that state, YOSHIKI stated that he wanted to see things through to the end. However, due to the worsening of his symptoms, doctors, determined that if the situation continued he would have gone beyond the point of surgery and recovery.”
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