In 2012 former SPEED member Takako Uehara married TENN, who was one of the lead MCs of hip-hop group ET-KING. In 2014, TENN committed suicide.
After nearly three years, reports are now starting to pop up that Takako actually had an affair during the marriage and TENN was well aware of it. Takako apparently hooked up with ikemen actor Tsuyoshi Abe, who is best known for appearing in the 2005-2008 “Hana Yori Dango” reboot as Akira Mimasaka. Tsuyoshi himself is also married, tying the knot with Chinese actress Shi Ke in 2009.
In TENN’s suicide note, he profusely apologizes to Takako and his family and acknowledges Takako’s affair with Tsuyoshi as a “betrayal“, further commenting that he tried to remedy the situation with alcohol. Despite not being able to get over the “betrayal,” he felt that the decision to take his own life was for the best, encouraging her to do her best and that the future will be okay. The note sadly ends by him telling Takako to not open the car door, just to call the police immediately. TENN hanged himself in the backseat of their car.
Tabloids allege that TENN felt somewhat of an inferiority complex towards Takako. ET-KING had a respectable career, but the group and TENN himself never came close to the star power of Takako, even after SPEED stopped activities. The couple didn’t have any children together as he apparently had male infertility issues, which may have taken an additional toll on his ego.
This revelation shocked fans and netizens, but some are wondering if this is actually a smear campaign against Takako. Many are wondering if this information was leaked by TENN’s younger brother, or someone else in their family. Waiting nearly three years to suddenly share all this information can come off as a little sketchy, especially with gossip of fellow SPEED member Eriko Imai being caught up in an affair scandal earlier this week.
[+5242, -40] Tsuyoshi Abe is married, isn’t he?!
[+3742, -193] Now?
[+5473, -34] Somehow…infidelity made those around her unhappy.
[+9172, -81] If it’s the truth, then Takako Uehara is the worst.
[+7791. -35] What!? He committed suicide because of her adultery?
[+7198, -84] She didn’t say it when he died. Takako is the worst.
[+3397, -23] I’m appalled.
[+6172, -28] Why did it come out now…? After all this, I wonder if the family holds a grudge against her.
[+5363, -41] I wonder if it had to with his azoospermia [male infertility]?
[+5305, -33] Well… Suicide from depression caused by [her] affair?
[+6063, -195] Did TENN’s younger brother publish this? Male infertility and [his] wife’s affair…It doesn’t feel right to make such a private thing public.
[+4530, -15] What happened to SPEED?
[+3995, -55] Speed: nothing more than a bunch of bitches, huh?
[+2811, -11] They appeared to be a couple well-suited for each other…
[+3087, -25] Ah… If that’s the case, then Takako Uehara is a piece of shit.
[+3209, -12] So her former husband’s family made this public, huh? If it’s true, it’s hard to swallow.
[+3158, -28] It seems TENN really loved Takako. I guess he couldn’t face the reality of [his wife’s] adultery.
[+4519, -31] Is this for real…? An infertile husband, committed suicide despairing his future including his wife’s affair…If this is true, it will completely change how the public eye perceives Takako Uehara.
[+2372, -198] Seems like female celebrities from Okinawa are sluts.
[+2870, -29] It’s upsetting because there are so many times he said “I’m sorry” even though she was the one who had the affair.
[+113, -241] I don’t know if this is true or not. The timing is suspicious.
[+261, -513] I understand that this isn’t something that can be healed easily, even after three years, but who can be happy by exposing this? Even deceased people do not want this.
[+1771, -19] This person…
[+1471, -13] Ee!! The wife that played the role of heroine following her husband’s death. The world was sympathizing with her when she was the cause. Being prone to adultery is an incurable disease. Seriously.
[+1409, -15] This is different from other affairs that were only sufficiently risky, like Becky or [Mari] Yaguchi, but when people die…it’s too heavy to laugh about.
[+916, -7] I wonder if they could have just divorced without him killing himself.
[+738, -8] I guess this note is her husband’s grand revenge. It’s rash, like something straight out of a drama.
[+613, -18] Her former husband was a kind person. There’s no way she can return to the entertainment world after this. She indirectly killed him. But, why now?
[+837, -7] The tragic heroine took a hit. Were they real tears, or feelings of guilt? It’s amazing to put out the real name of Abe Tsuyoshi.