Tsuyoshi Domoto Unable To Participate in Kinki Kids’ 20th Anniversary Concerts

It an official statement released to the media by Johnny’s & Assocites it has been revealed that Kinki Kids member Tsuyoshi Domoto will unfortunately be unable to take part in the groups 20th Anniversary Concerts. The two concerts are scheduled to take place this weekend on Saturday July 15th, and Sunday July 16th at the famed Yokohama Stadium.

Tsuyoshi is still recovering from his sudden deafness, just over a week ago Tsuyoshi was released from the hospital and he was hoping to make a full recovery to appear in front of fans again. However due to his current condition it was determined that there no way that he would be able to perform properly, let alone complete a full concert. The extremely difficult decision was made by his agency. Johnny’s has deeply apologized to all their fans, understanding how important these 20th anniversary celebrations were to them. Due to the sudden last minute nature of this Johnny’s has announced methods for fans to receive a full refund on their concert tickets if they choose to do so.

Tsuyoshi will still appear at the concert via pre-recorded videos, while the other Kinki Kids member Koichi Domoto takes the stage alone. It’s currently unknown if any special guests will join him on stage.  Tsuyoshi was originally hospitalized at the end of June, and as a result was forced to miss various live TV appearances and promotional events.

Kinki Kids official 20th anniversary date is July 21st. On that day they released their debut single Glass no Shounen and debut album A Album. Both releases instantly topped the Oricon charts, solidifying Kinki Kid’s place in the entertainment industry.  

(via hochi)

  • Comments

    • Jug’Crispy

      Ahhhhh This is terrible. So sad to hear that Tsuyoshi’s hearing is so bad off, he’s not able to do the 20th Anniversary stuff. I’m glad though that the agency cares enough to not let him go through with it if it’s too much of a risk. Just shows how hard he works. It isn’t easy on the ears for musicians, seeing more and more cases….Best if he takes it easy. Good luck healing, Tsuyoshi~!
      Forget refunds, they better bring their a**** down there.


      I feel so sad that his hearing is so bad that he has to cancel this. Just hoping he wont be deaf permanently since everyone knows how he enjoy making music more than anything in the world. About the 20th Anniversary concert, there’s plenty times to make up for it. But my wish for them to do a nationwide concert tour like they did during KinKi You is impossible now. T____T

      I’m really worried about Tsuyo tbh. As compared to Ko-chan, he seemed to have the most illnesses. Is the stress from becoming so famous since their teenage years finally took on toll on him? The panic disorder, the serious knee problem and now the hearing problem. I feel so sad for him considering he is fairly young and all these health problems keeps appearing one by one. :(

    • DomotoKT0721

      It’s sad but it’s for the best.
      I hope if Tsuyoshi is feeling well enough and would not feel sad or bad about it, he can still come and celebrate together with the fans, the staff, the band, and Koichi coz the two days are insignificant in the face of their 20+ years together.

    • AoZora

      Its sad.. I hope he recovers well… My best wishes to tsuyoshi.. Odaijini ne..

    • SlyMoonFox

      It’s sad but health is first! I hope for a steady recovery.

    • Gas

      Praying for your full recovery DoTs!!!

      Tsubasa missed his tour when he had his own ear problems and he is very close to Tsuyoshi, maybe he can be one of the guest

    • yamakita

      Why can’t they reschedule? This is not fair to Koichi, either, having to do the shows alone.

      • miraikuru

        maybe their kouhai will help out? just like music day live where matsujun and aiba sing with him.
        I think it’ll be hard to reschedule, with refunding ticket and members schedule too.

    • Taru

      I’m so glad that they’re properly giving him the time off he needs to recover, but 20th anniversary is a pretty big deal- it’s sad that they can’t perform together. Feel bad for the fans who wanted to celebrate with them. :(

    • 10th

      According to fan reports, Tsuyoshi’s participation throughout the concert was via live telecast from another place away from loud noise. He interacted with Koichi and fans, and even danced and sang a song. Tsuyoshi was not only stopped by doctors, but Koichi also, as he wants Tsuyoshi to recover fully before they can stand and sing together like always.

    • yeah

      Can I just say 生中継映像 does not mean pre-recorded?