Kodoani.com – Almost two weeks ago, Japanese voice actor Daisuke Hirakawafamous for playing Noriaki Kakyoin in “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders” and Enmu in “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,” was suddenly hospitalized for sudden hearing loss in one ear.
Today, Hirakawa released a joint statement with his staff, announcing that he has been discharged from the hospital and will gradually return to work, taking care of his physical condition according to the doctor’s instructions. .
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Daisuke Hirakawa’s statement reads:
I’m Daisuke Hirakawa.
I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has shown their understanding and support during my recent stay at the hospital.
I am very happy to announce that I was discharged from the hospital today.
I will continue to follow my doctor’s instructions and slowly return to work.
I would like to send a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and medical staff who cared for and helped me during my stay in the hospital and during my treatment.
I also want to express my gratitude to everyone during this time.
Thanks a lot.
Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused to everyone who supported me and my colleagues.
I truly appreciate the concern, understanding, and words of support I have received from many people.
These things gave me strength during my time at the hospital.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank everyone for your support.
I will continue to ensure each role I am given step by step to repay everyone’s support through my performance.
Thank you everyone for your continued support.”
In addition to Hirokawa’s statement, the statement from his staff noted that his physical condition will be reviewed when he returns to work. It is unclear whether he will be able to hear from the hearing loss ear.
Hirakawa, 50, began his professional voice acting career in 1998 and became famous for roles such as Noriaki Kakyoin in “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders,” Enmu in “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and many more.” In 2023, he was cast as Mikaros in “Helck,” Demon Lord Leonis in “The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy,” and Rafale Brellick in “Berserk of Gluttony.”
According to: Kodoani.com