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ONE OK ROCK leader Toru Yamashita has COVID-19

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Jakarta  /  Tue, July 28, 2020  /  03:58 pm
ONE OK ROCK leader Toru Yamashita has COVID-19

None of the other ONE OK ROCK members have reportedly been in recent contact with Toru and are all healthy.  (ONE OK ROCK/File)

The leader of Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK, Toru Yamashita, 31, reportedly had contracted COVID-19.

As reported by oricon.co.jp, the guitarist was rushed to the hospital and subjected to a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test after waking up with fever and chills on Monday morning. The day after, the band’s agency, Amuse, announced that Toru had tested positive for the disease.

According to the report, Toru is currently being treated in a facility in Tokyo and is in stable condition.

None of the other ONE OK ROCK members have reportedly been in recent contact with Toru and are all healthy. 

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The band has enjoyed a stable career since its debut in Tokyo in 2005. Aside from Toru, the band consists of Takahiro Moriuchi (vocalist), Ryota Kohama (bassist) and Tomoya Kanki (drummer). 

Throughout its career, the band has released nine studio albums, two EPs, 22 singles, eight video albums, six cover versions and 32 music videos. It has sold more than 3 million records worldwide.

ONE OK ROCK released its latest album Eye of the Storm last year and was set to embark on a world tour in 2020 to promote the album, which included Indonesia, but the shows were postponed until further notice in May. (gis/kes) 

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Editor's note:

The title and first paragraph in this article have been corrected.

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