YOSHIKI to undergo surgery for cervical disc herniation
YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) will undergo emergency surgery for cervical disc herniation on May 16 in Los Angeles.
In July of 2009 YOSHIKI was diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis and had both a cervical laminectomy and a cervical foraminotomy performed. Over the past six month, his condition has worsened, and he has been experiencing numbness in his hands and arms. After detailed examination, he was diagnosed with radiculopay of his left arm and cervical disc herniation. It was decided he would undergo surgery as his doctor had determined that he would have no hope for recovery should his condition continue to worsen.
Due to this surgery, YOSHIKI's schedule for May has been completely cancelled. Discussions are currently underway regarding X JAPAN's upcoming tour 'X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X' in July.