J-pop star Ayumi Hamasaki cancels concert due to health issue


    The Straits Times, Lim Ruey Yan

    8th November 2021 – (Nagoya) A health scare forced J-pop superstar Ayumi Hamasaki to cancel her concert in Nagoya on Sunday.

    Hamasaki, 43, felt unwell after performing the first of her two scheduled concerts in the city on Saturday.

    In a statement on her official website, her agency Avex Management said she was taken to hospital where she was diagnosed as suffering from anaphylactic shock, a rare but severe allergy. Avex added that she fell unconscious temporarily but her condition has stabilised.

    Sunday’s episode was the latest medical incident to plague Japan’s top selling solo singer, who has sold more than 60 million records.

    Hamasaki said on Instagram on Thursday that she had fractured her ankle but would still perform in Nagoya as scheduled on Saturday and Sunday.

    She held two concerts in Chiba in October and is currently scheduled to stage four more in Tokyo and Hyogo .