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YOSHIKI, recovering from back surgery, reveals fans will benefit in his will

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Drummer, pianist and founder of popular rock group X Japan, YOSHIKI, 43, flew in by helicopter to watch his “Team Yoshiki & Dome Project” car in the Super GT Series race at Suzuka Circuit on Sunday.

YOSHIKI was wearing a neck brace and had his left arm in plaster, following surgery in late July in the U.S. on a slipped disc in his spine. He revealed that he would have to get the disc replaced within the next three years, and that if nerve damage in his arm did not heal in the next two years, then it would be permanent. He said doctors cautioned him on his drumming practice which will resume next month, telling him not to raise his arms too high, not to twist his body left and right, and not to use anything heavier than one kilogram.

Still, YOSHIKI was upbeat, saying the difficulties he faces now are nothing compared to when the band split up in 1997 or when guitarist HIDE was found hanged in his apartment the following year.

He spoke of his involvement with live video website Ustream.tv, and said he hopes to put out a best-of album before the end of the year, which will include some new songs he is working on now.

After watching his team car come in fourth, YOSHIKI then went to Ise Shrine, also in Mie Prefecture, and prayed for a recovery in his health. YOSHIKI also revealed that he has prepared his will given the risks involved with his spinal injuries, and that nearly one quarter of his assets will be used for the benefit of his long-term fans.

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that means I won't be seeing any yen. let's hope the little fairy's 'nerve damage' gets better so he can get back to twisting his body again. wouldn't want him to pull a HIDE

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a best-of album that will feature new songs. bit presumptuous or is it cause all the old ones were crap?

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okay Um, Yoshiki, you're not dying, it just a bad back, no need to get all dramatic.

I do hope he gets well.

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who ?

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how will his fans benefit? and note the long and exhaustive list of symptoms and prognosis - typical J hypochondria.

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its awesome that he is giving back to his fans in his will but it may just be some monument to himself for his fans to enjoy.

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how will his fans benefit? and note the long and exhaustive list of symptoms and prognosis - typical J hypochondria.

For the record, he's had back and neck problem before, so he's not making things up. I just think he's being a bit over the top.

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he is very delicate, I remember an article a few months ago that said his hand was injured by fans who wanted his signature. I wish he recovers completely and cheers up.

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@Mittsu; having a slipped disc is not fun. It's painful...actually beyond painful.

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Please remember that all surgery carries the risk of death, especially when general anesthesia (complete knock-out) is used. He is actually being quite responsible.

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OMG! I can not go on living with out Yoshiki!

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