SKE48 member Takayanagi Akane announced that she had undergone surgery to remove vocal cord nodules.
For those who might know what they are, nodules are basically growths on the vocal cord that are benign (meaning they aren’t harmful).
According to her, the nodules developed about a year ago and were causing shortness of breath alongside a hoarse voice. The surgery took place April 21st.
Idols depend on their voices so it’s not surprising to see that problems might happen from time to time. Thankfully, the surgery was a success and she is able to talk, but it seems like it might take time until she is fully recovered.
Regardless, we’re looking forward to seeing her back on stage ready to sing soon!