Sad news, something that I totally didn’t expect…
KAT-TUN‘s Junnosuke Taguchi announces that he will be leaving KAT-TUN in spring of 2016. Junno made the announcement during “Best Artist 2016” where KAT-TUN is one of the performers.
Before KAT-TUN’s performance, Arashi‘s Sakurai Sho, the show’s MC, tells the audience that Junno has an announcement to make. Junno took over and says that he will be leaving KAT-TUN (and Johnny’s) in spring of next year. The venue was filled with heartbreaking surprise, of course, who wouldn’t?! Junno adds that he’s almost 30 and he’s thinking on how he should live his life in the future. Junno also apologized to his fellow members.
Sakurai took over again and says that it’s not just in the venue, but the entire nation must be in shock with the sudden announcement. Kamenashi Kazuya also took over and apologized to everyone, from officials to fans, and to NTV for using the station’s time to make an announcement.
In 2010, Akanishi Jin left the group to focus on his solo career, then Tanaka Koki was fired from Johnny’s in 2013. KAT-TUN will be celebrating their 10th anniversary next year, which is in time of Junno’s departure from KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Entertainment.
Okay, I’m still freaking-out. Seriously freaking-out. Did Junno’s girlfriend got pregnant or something and he needs to get married?! Well, for those who haven’t seen the announcement, Kame looks seriously pissed when they went onstage, I’m sure that they were told on what is going to happen, and it’s just too sudden and why it must be done on national TV?! I’m full of questions now, I hope it can be answered in due time.
Check-out the announcement, HERE.