Fujii Shuuka of Flower (and former E-girls) announced her retirement from the entertainment industry on December 31. She will be leaving both Flower and ShuuKaren, a unit with her younger sister Fujii Karen. Last October, Shuuka took a break from activities due to a cervical herniated disc.
She says that her diagnosed injuries were severe and are not going to heal soon and does not wish to cause trouble to members, staff and fans awaiting for her performances as Flower and ShuuKaren. Thus the decision to leave the entertainment industry and establish herself in a different environment, leaning art, fashion and photography.
A translation of her message can be found below.
— #萩花の笑顔がわたしを笑顔にする (@queenshuu) December 31, 2017
(via Oricon, message translation by @queenshuu)