Yoshiki of X Japan underwent surgery for cervical artificial disc replacement on Tuesday (USA time), 16th May 2017, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The operation was concluded successfully.

Diagnosed as having “cervical foraminal stenosis” (radiculopathy of the left arm and herniated discs at the C5-C6 levels) due to his intense drumming style, his artificial disc replacement surgery required several hours of highly intricate skills by Dr. Neel Anand. Yoshiki is currently in stable condition. According to the doctor, he will have difficulty using his voice for a while after the surgery. He should regain his regular voice within the coming months as recovery progresses.

The incision is expected to heal partially over the next 6 weeks and 90% recovery is expected over the next 6 months. However, the length of time it will take for Yoshiki to see improvement on the nerve pain that runs down his left arm is still unknown.

In regards to the ‘X Japan World Tour 2017 We are X’ scheduled in July, the Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show dates in August and September and other X JAPAN world tour dates, decisions will be made based on his recovery.

KAKKOII CLUB would like to wish Yoshiki a restful recovery.