Toru Yamashita, the lead singer and guitarist of Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK, reportedly has contracted the novel coronavirus.
On Monday morning, July 27, the 31-year-old Toru allegedly awoke with fever and chills and was rushed to the hospital, where he was tested for the coronavirus disease.
The following day, the band’s agency, Amuse, confirmed that Toru had tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report by oricon.co.jp.
According to the report, Toru is currently confined at a hospital in Tokyo and is in stable condition.
It also stated that none of the other ONE OK ROCK members have been in close contact with Toru recently, and that all are in good condition.
ONE OK ROCK, which is a play on the Japanese pronunciation of "one o'clock," is composed of vocalist Takahiro Moriuchi, guitarist Toru Yamashita, bassist Ryota Kohama, and drummer Tomoya Kanki.
The band debuted in 2005 and has since rose to fame for their hit songs “Stand Out Fit In,” “Wherever You Are,” “The Beginning,” “We Are,” and “Wasted Nights.”
ONE OK ROCK previously performed in the Philippines last January 2018.
It was set to return to Manila in May for a concert as part of its "Eye of the Storm" Asia tour, but the show was postponed indefinitely due to the threat of COVID-19.