Nana's concert for today got cancelled.
It was due to Nana getting a bad case of laryngitis last night after the first concert here in Kitakyushu. I did feel last night that there was something off with her, and during Appassionato her voice was even about to crack really badly but she fixed it in the midst of it. After that her singing seemed to require more effort and during the final song, DISCOTHEQUE, her voice was almost cracking again. I didn't trust my observations though (since who I am to claim I know Nana well enough to tell) and didn't think much of it… but now it is clear that something indeed was wrong. orz
Seems to be the first time it has ever happened, from what I understood there was a similar situation with an Osaka concert for LIVE ACADEMY, but she still ended up doing that one. And in LIVE JOURNEY there was of course the case with Sendai because of earthquake aftermath, but that got rescheduled.
Anyways… while of course it is sad missing out on a concert I was planning to attend, the most important thing is Nana and her health. I really wish her a speedy recovery and that this remains as a one time thing. I am really happy that she made this hard choice of canceling a live instead of pushing herself too far. I mean, she pushes herself too far all the time anyway… Mishi-P came to announce this in person outside the venue (I wasn't there at the time) and said she should be better in 3 days and that the next concerts will be happening. Giving her only 3 days for recovery seems a bit short, so I dearly hope that she will truly be better by next weekend and just won't make it worse by pushing on. Please remember that your health is first and foremost always Nana!!
Nana's blog entry on the matter: [北九州公演２日目について]
Cancellation announcement on her website: [北九州公演中止のお知らせ]
I have to say that after today's tragedy I have much more respect for Nana fans. I have not heard even one complaint about the live not happening, but instead everyone is worried about Nana's health above all else.
So please take care of yourself Nana, rest up and get well soon. We'll always be here to support you!