TOSHI talked about Charity Tour and YOSHIKI


Yesterday, July 29, during a press conference in Tokyo, TOSHI announced a Charity Tour that is planned to start in Fukuoka on August 28.

Being asked about YOSHIKI’s condition, TOSHI mentioned that he’s doing well according to the circumstances, adding that one might look forward to the next concerts when YOSHIKI is fully recovered.
YOSHIKI was repeatedly quoted in several newspapers that one of his first words after the surgery were “I gotta do the live in France…”.

Sources: ZAKZAK, Sanspo

Posted: July 30th, 2009

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YOSHIKI’s Surgery Apparently Successful


The news website Natalie just announced, that YOSHIKI’s surgery which took place on monday, July 27 on 8:00 a.m. Californian time, was successful.

There’s nothing officially announced on X JAPAN’s website or through their management, yet,  but we will let you know as soon as we have something new for you.

According to Natalie, the feeling of his right hand turned back. YOSHIKI’s left hand seems to be still a little numb, but recovers, as well.
As we know him, he apparently is already at the next concerts with his thoughts, so let’s cross our fingers that everything goes as planned.

Posted: July 28th, 2009


YOSHIKI to undergo surgery on Monday


According to the X Japan Official Web Page, YOSHIKI will undergo neck surgery today at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, CA, where many other celebrities have received treatment in the past. Director of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, MD, Mch Orth. Neel Anand will preform a cervical foraminotomy, which is a minimally invasive procedure done to relieve the symptoms of a pinched nerve by enlarging the space through which the nerve root exits from the spinal cord.

The surgery became necessary because of increasing neck pains and left hand numbness. Before deciding on getting cervical foraminotomy, YOSHIKI did seek out second and third options on the diagnosis and treatment, but concluded that a surgery was necessary.

After the surgery, YOSHIKI will need a few weeks to recover from the surgery and a month or more of rehabilitation. In the case of his condition not improving, alternative treatments might be considered.

We at Xplosion wish YOSHIKI lots of luck at the surgery and a fast recovery so he would  be ready to rock Paris in October!

You can read more about cervical foraminotomy here!

Posted: July 27th, 2009


Ra:IN Live reports: Berlin & Cologne


We still have Ra:INs music in our heads and can see them rocking in our memories. And so, like we promised before, we are opening our report section with two reports of Ra:IN’s concerts in Berlin and Cologne!

Have fun reading!

Posted: July 26th, 2009

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X JAPAN in Paris – Confirmed!


Get out your calendars, we have some dates for you to note down!

On June 14th, YOSHIKI already announced the new date for X JAPANs concert in Paris. And now it’s confirmed.

According to X JAPAN’s french official website, the concert will be taking place in Paris on 10th October! More information will be given on 3rd August.

Source: X JAPAN OHP France

Posted: July 23rd, 2009

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