X Japan Guitarist Recovering From Life Threatening Condition

(Classic Rock) X Japan guitarist Pata is recovering after being treated in hospital for a "life-threatening" condition. He was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a Tokyo hospital on January 15, the band say, where he was diagnosed with a severe blood clot.

Although he has since been released from the ICU and is said to be in a stable condition, doctors say he is not well enough to travel and the band have postponed all of their touring commitments and the release of their upcoming album.

Among the dates affected is a March 12 appearance at Wembley Arena in London, which has now been moved to March 4, 2017. Bassist Heath says: "We truly apologize for the postponement of our Wembley show and new album. In order to present ourselves in the best condition for all our beloved fans, we've made a very difficult decision to wait for Pata's full recovery." Read more here.

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