Japanese recording artist/model/actress Ayumi Hamasaki has posted a message, explaining that her long battle with hearing loss has taken a serious turn. In 2000, Hamasaki returned to touring after contracting an ear infection that doctors said required rest an reduced exposure to loud noise recover from. Hamasaki has now shared on her Team Ayu site that she has begun to lose hearing in her right ear, which will lead to complete deafness.
We thought it would be a love to last an eternity, but it barely lasted a year. J-pop superstar Ayumi Hamasaki has announced that she will be divorcing Manuel Schwarz, her hunky male model husband from half a world away. More details on the split, and images of happier times, after the jump.
Move over, Morning Musume! No, seriously, move over. Oricon's Weekly DVD ranking for May 9 has queen of J-pop Ayumi Hamasaki listed as the female artist with the highest music DVD sales in Japan, surpassing that of former champ, the ever multitudinous Morning Musume.