9mm Parabellum Bullet's guitarist Taki Yoshimitsu will be suspending his live activities for an indefinite period due to continued issues with his left arm.
On June 19, Yoshimitsu injured his left arm during a one-man live in Tokyo. On June 22, following further complications during the band's concert that day, Yoshimitsu went on a temporary hiatus, but had since resumed activities.
Following a definitive diagnosis of dystonia from a doctor, Yoshimitsu has decided to suspend his live activities in order to allow his arm to recover. According to his doctor, his condition might heal in a day, it might take 10 years, but continued use of his arm would only exacerbate the issue.
While he is suspending live activities, Yoshimitsu is not going as far as to suspend all activities. The band aims to release a new album in spring of 2017, and he will continue his work on it. Because playing in the studio is less strenuous than playing live, the guitarist is confident can still contribute in a reduced capacity.
Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder in which muscle contractions occur, causing twisting, repetitive movements, and other abnormal physical manifestations.