SKE48 member Jurina Matsui has resumed her activities following a 2 1/2 month hiatus.
On September 6, Matsui made a surprise appearance at SKE48 Theater. She was greeted to cheers from the audience.
"I'm gonna have to go back home after all...I didn't want to show my face while crying," the idol jokingly said.
Matsui's first statement after returning to the stage was an expression of her condolences for those affected by the Hokkaido earthquake. The region was hit by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake on September 6.
In addition to her visit to SKE48 theater, Matsui will appear on TV Asahi's "Music Station" to perform AKB48's "Sentimental Train". She is the center of the single after placing first in AKB48's World Senbatsu General Election.
Matsui has been on hiatus since the beginning of July due to poor health. This create an unprecedented situation where AKB48 was forced to record and release "Sentimental Train" without its center. This was the first time the winner of the Senbatsu did not participate in its single.