Where is Yui? That was a question folks in the BABYMETAL fandom had been asking for quite some time. Well, now there is an answer. I will let the official announcement speak for itself.
Important Announcement from BABYMETAL
Posted : 2018.10.19
Thank you for continually supporting BABYMETAL. We would like to inform you of BABYMETAL’s new beginning which will be effective starting this month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN performances.
YUIMETAL had expressed her desire to return performing with the group in the following months after last December’s performance due health concerns. During her absence, both SU-METAL and MOAMETAL as well as the entire staff team had been preparing for her awaited return. However, YUIMETAL came to a decision that she will not be performing at BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN and that she will no longer be a part of BABYMETAL. We thank her for all of her contributions and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
This month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN will mark the rebirth in which SU-METAL and MOAMETAL form the core of BABYMETAL.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the fans for the continued support and look forward in what’s next for BABYMETAL.
Message to fans
There was also a message from YUIMETAL
To all the fans,
My continued absence has been a while, and I’m sorry for causing trouble for many people. Though I’ve reconsidered many times over, I have come to the decision that I am resigning from Babymetal at this time.
I’m truly sorry that my decision will cause trouble for the members and all of those who’ve been supporting Babymetal. Also, I’m sorry for causing sadness for all the fans who’ve been supporting Babymetal. Although I also had the strong desire to stand on stage once again, my physical condition is not perfect even now. I also have the feeling to want to go towards my dream that I have had from before, as Mizuno Yui, which is why I made a decision like this.
I am grateful about receiving precious experiences as Babymetal.
I felt blessed everyday. It was a fun and happy time with the live shows where everyone smiled and became one.
I will work hard with great effort to be able to meet with everyone again someday as Mizuno Yui.
I truly thank you for the past 8 years.
– Mizuno Yui.
In other news, BABYMETAL did release and MV for the song Starlight earlier. Maybe that will take some of the sting out of it.
Official Website: http://www.babymetal.com