Produce 48 contestant and SKE48 member Matsui Jurina has halted all promotions due to health issues, including her participation in Produce 48.
Following tweets from her management about her health condition, rumors began to spread that Jurina would be leaving the show.
And now reports have confirmed that Jurina is indeed withdrawing from “Produce 48.”
“According to an official from the broadcasting company on July 7th, Matsui Jurina has confirmed she is withdrawing from ‘Produce 48’.” – MyDaily
In addition to ranking high on the show, Jurina was also recently the top winner of the 2018 AKB48 General Election, earning the most votes out of all the members.
*Watching the individual #Produce48 cams*
Aww they cute
*Watching Jurina's performance*
THIS is why Jurina got first place in AKB48's World Senbatsu Electionpic.twitter.com/5QtOwMv4QJ
— ☁️ nebula smile ☁️ (@Nebula_Smile) June 28, 2018
But due to her current health condition, she was unable to perform for her group’s comeback stage in Japan.
— けー🍙MUSICDAY実況中🍙 (@k3pofutatabi2) July 7, 2018
In her place, the group placed her #1 trophy in the center of the stage during their performance.
Fans are understandably upset to see her drop out of the show, but respect her decision and are cheering for her recovery.
[!!] Thank you so much for supporting Jurina at Produce 48. Let's support Jurina with 48G in the future!
— jurina pics! (@jurinapics) July 7, 2018
< it's really heartbreaking to hear the news but thank you for the comforting words on my dm and mention 8") I feel appreciated as Jurina's rper, just wishing her the best for her health 🙏 thanks for the support ❤ >
— Juribou // じゅりな (@mjuribou) July 7, 2018
UGH JURINA LEFT IM ABOUT TO CRY I HOPE SHE GETS BETTER SHE IS MY CENTER PICK FOR THE FINAL GROUP HUHU
— vry 📌 wsd (@kwon_murola) July 7, 2018
For those who don’t know, Jurina is leaving due to health issues and she has been recovering since a few weeks ago. Her hiatus is currently indefinite but I’d hope everyone would continue to support her in the future.
— 쥬쥬쥬 #GOJURINA 🍅 (@heartsforjurina) July 7, 2018