AKS Statement on Assault at Iwate Handshake Event
Today, in Takizawa, Iwate Prefecture, a handshake event for AKB48 33rd single “Heart Eleki” and AKB48 35th single “Maeshika Mukanee” was held at the Iwate Industrial Culture Center, Apio. At the event, AKB48 members Anna Iriyama and Rina Kawaei and one event staff were attacked by a fan with a sharp instrument and were injured on their hands.
At this moment, Iriyama, Kawaei, and the staff are receving medical treatment at the hospital. Their lives are not in danger.
We deeply apologize to fans to have made you worry. We will provide an update as we receive information about Iriyama’s and Kawaei’s conditions.
Source: AKB48 Official Blog