All is not well with Tomochin. She will not be participating in any singing activities which includes theater performances and music shows due to her vocal cords being slightly inflamed and she has vocal nodules it was announced at the “Flying Get” handshake event at Nagoya. Doctors have said she will will need 3 to 4 weeks of rest for the condition to improve but no surgery will be required. At the end of July, Tomochin was diagnosed with vocal cord nodules and was told to rest her voice at the time but obviously the condition has gotten worse. This will not stop her from taking part in variety shows or other AKB48 activities such as photo shoots. Tomochin hopes the fans will respect the decision and that her health is a priority.
Get well soon Tomochin.
EDIT: It seems Tomochin’s official agency and record company is denying the fact that she’ll have to stop singing for a month. They hope she’ll recover well enough without having to stop singing.