Nogizaka46 member Himeka Nakamoto has decided to retire from the entertainment industry.
The idol announced her intentions through her personal blog on August 7.
The announcement came just a day after Nakamoto announced that she will be graduating from Nogizaka46 due to her poor health.
Nakamoto's reason for retirement is the same as her reason for graduating: her health prevents her from being able to fully commit to her activities.
"The biggest reason for retiring is concerns about my physical condition. After graduating, I will retire from the entertainment industry and intend to slow down and rest for a while," Nakamoto said.
At the beginning of the year, Nakamoto paused her activities to focus on treatment of her undisclosed condition. She resumed activities in April.
Nakamoto revealed that her physical condition continues to be a problem. There are many days that her health is not good, leaving her unable to fully participate in Nogizaka46's group activities.