Jurina Matsui, a member of SKE48 and one of the most popular members of the AKB48 family, is suspending all activities due to her poor health.
Matsui first began showing signs of poor health during AKB48's World Senbatsu General Election. The idol collapsed on stage while performing at its concert, and had to be carried off stage.
On July 4, SKE48 released its latest single "Ikinari Punch Line". Despite being the center for the single, Matsui has been absent from the single's promotional activities.
Group manager Yuasa Hiroshi first confirmed that Matsui was pausing her activities. An announcement regarding Matsui's decision was later made on SKE48's official website.
Matsui was a contestant on the popular reality competition "Produce 48". She has pulled out of the competition.
AKB48 will be releasing its 53rd single on September 19. As the winner of the World Senbatsu General Election, Matsui is supposed to be the center for the single. However, it is uncertain what her involvement with the single will be due to her medical state.
The exact nature of Matsui's medical condition has not been disclosed.