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Report of a COVID-19 Infection: So Matsushima, Sexy Zone, Johnny & Associates

We announce that So Matsushima, a Sexy Zone artist of Johnny & Associates, was confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The staff member concerned with the play Kodomo no Issho was confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus. Matsushima was attending the performance at Playhouse, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. Accordingly, after the people involved in the performance took PCR tests, Matsushima was confirmed as having contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus on April 23.

He still has no symptoms and he will receive medical attention over a period of time and undergo a follow-up examination.

In light of the activities planned, we have decided to report Matsushima’s infection as promptly as possible, giving priority to causing as little inconvenience as possible to everyone. Therefore, we made this announcement before completing the process of identifying close contacts and other procedures with the public health center. We will continue to carefully take the necessary steps to deal with the matter and post updates on our website as necessary.

The play Kodomo no Issho at Playhouse, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre was cancelled from April 24 to April 28 since those concerned other than Matsushima were also confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus as a result of the aforesaid PCR tests.

We wish to extend our apology to all people who were looking forward to the performance, and would appreciate your understanding.
For more information, please see the organizer’s website.
The website of the organizer of Kodomo no Issho

We sincerely apologize for any concern this may have caused.
Your understanding is appreciated.


April 24, 2022
Johnny & Associates