I know this is an AKB48 blog but I just had to write something about what has happened to the ex-idol Aibon. Kago Ai was one of my favorite members of Morning Musume for many years and to hear that she tried to committ suicide by ingesting large amounts of medication and that she slit her wrists today is very sad and heartbreaking to hear. This isn’t the first time for her to try and take her own life. Thankfully medical personnel have saved her and she is no longer in danger. Her life has been one big mess since she was fired from Hello Project although she has tried her best to turn her life around but the bad choices in boyfriends has not helped her cause (her latest one being a 44 year old restaurant owner who has close ties with a yakuza clan and who was arrested last week and Kago herself was questioned by the cops).
Kago had called her agency in what was a cry for help. They immediately knew that something was amiss due to the nature of the call so they rushed to her place and found her on the floor of her apartment at Roppongi in a confused state. The police were then immediately called at 11.55am this morning with an ambulance in tow.
Please Kago, sort your life out and get some professional help. You might have thought killing yourself was the only way out but it’s not. Don’t give up on living. Life is a gift and to throw all it away like this is not an option. Stay strong. It’s nothing to be ashamed of to ask for help. Get well soon.