Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Ryo and Yamapi down with influenza

Nishikido Ryo and Yamashita Tomohisa down with influenza
1st September 2009 17:36

Nishikido Ryo (24) and Yamashita Tomohisa (24) from the popular group NEWS are likely to have been infected with the new strain of influenza, type A influenza. This was made known by a fax from their agency.

Nishikido was diagnosed on 31st August and Yamashita on 1st September. They have been instructed by their doctors to stop all work immediately and to rest at home until complete recovery.

Also according to TBS, there are still scenes that Nishikido is yet to complete for Episode 7 of the drama Orthros no Inu (to be broadcast on the 4th) so they are still considering the matter. Depending on his recovery, the future episodes will also be under review.

Update : 2nd September
According to various reports, Ryo was feeling unwell on the morning of the 30th with a fever of 38 degrees. He left filming of '24 Hour Television' to go to a nearby hospital. After testing negative for influenza, he was prescribed medicine for cold and fever and went back on the program. He was also put on intravenous drip while on location. The next morning, when he arrived at Midoriyama Studio to shoot Orthros no Inu, he reported feeling ill again and had a temperature of 39 degrees. He went to another hospital for a check-up and was tested positive for influenza this time.

Yamapi was fine during '24 Hour Television' but on the 1st at around noon, while filming for Buzzer Beat, started feeling feverish with a temperature of 38.2 degrees. He went to hospital, was tested positive for Influenza A and put on intravenous drip. Filming for the rest of the day was cancelled and he went home.

According to authorized personnel, there are no reports of influenza among the rest of the NEWS members or any of their co-actors. In Johnny's Jimusho, the talents are asked to put on masks and be vigilant about washing their hands.

Yamapi has not finished filming for the episode of Buzzer Beat to be aired on the 7th. There is a possibility of change in broadcast dates.

Update 2 : 3rd September

Kasuga Toshiaki of the owarai duo Audrey has been diagnosed with Influenza A. According to his agency, he was feeling unwell on the noon of the 2nd and went to a hospital in Tokyo for a check-up where he tested positive. Audrey took part in NTV's '24 Hour Television' on 29th and 30th August.

Update 3 : 3rd September
Johnny's Jimusho reported that Yamapi's and Ryo's temperatures are almost back to normal. "They are heading towards recovery," said authorized personnel on the 2nd. Their return to work though is still undecided.




The article didn't specifically mention H1N1, but sounds like it is. Nobuta power Yamapi, get well soon (>ω<*)

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On Wednesday, September 02, 2009 1:59:00 AM, Blogger luraaa wrote...

oh no! Ryo and Pi, get well soon! but what will happen to their dramas? hope this isn't that serious and that they get better soon.


On Wednesday, September 02, 2009 3:33:00 PM, Anonymous Jen wrote...

what?!both Pi and Ryo??! nooo...hope they get well soon!!I wanna watch Orthros no Inu!!!


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