Jaejoong Dropped from MUSIC STATION After Coronavirus Joke

On April 1, Jaejoong made an Instagram post saying that he was hospitalized with the novel coronavirus COVID-19. A few hours later he revealed that the post was an April Fools’ Day joke. The story has shocked people worldwide, and the effects in terms of his career are starting to show.

It was speculated as to whether or not he would appear on April 3’s three-hour MUSIC STATION special. Earlier today, it was confirmed that he was no longer performing on the show. His official website stated that he was no longer appearing on the show due to “various circumstances.”

MUSIC STATION’s three-hour special will carry on though, featuring performances by Tokyo Jihen, YOSHI, GLAY, JUJU, Nogizaka46, Ikiminogakari, and more! There is a live stream of the show starting at 7 PM JST and Arama! Japan will be hosting a chat on Discord so that readers can chat with each other during the show! See more below!

Chat (in the #general section)

The show’s live stream link will be provided in the chat a few minutes before the show’s start.


Ikiminogakari – Ikiru

Uru – Anata ga Iru Koto de

Kis-My-Ft2 – To Yours

GLAY – Into the Wild

Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS – Movin’ on

Johnny’s WEST – W trouble

JUJU – Kono Yoru wo Tomete yo / Yasashisa de Afureru You ni / SWEET MEMORIES

Sukima Switch x Shison Jun x Shirota Yu – Zenryoku Shounen

Tokyo Jihen – Eien no Fuzai Shoumei / Noudouteki Sanpunkan

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Good Morning~Blue Daisy feat. aiko


Nogizaka46 – Girl’s Rule / Shiawase no Hogoshoku / Synchronicity

Miyamoto Hiroji – Kimi ni Aitai -Dance with you- / Akai Sweet Pea