KANA-BOON bassist Yuuma Meshida will not be putting any of his activities on pause. Instead, he will be performing with the group as normal and reflecting upon his actions through his music.
In February 2017, Yuuma Meshida was discovered to have been in a secret marriage since June 2015. During this time, he had an affair with actress Fumika Shimizu which lasted 4-5 months.
Following the revelations of his private life, it was unclear whether Meshida would be entering a period of reflection on going on a temporary hiatus, a move commonly taken by celebrities in his situation. This will not be the case, a statement on KANA-BOON's official website explained on March 3.
"We will proceed with our future activities as planned. We want to show our reflection by entertaining everyone through our music, not by self-restraining our activities," the band stated.
The band's agency explained that it takes reports of Meshida' infidelity seriously, and apologized to all those affected by his actions.
Meshida also offered an apology for his action after news of his secret marriage and affair broke.
"It is a fact that I have hurt both Shimizu and my wife, and I am deeply reflecting about the things I have done...I would like to apologize to Shimizu and to everyone who has been affected by this illicit relationship and my behavior," Meshida said.