As most of you already know C-ute member Arihara Kanna took an indefinite hiatus due to needing foot surgery. But as it get closer and closer to the time Kanna was expected to come back, there is no official announcement of her return. Even though she was expected to return in June, Kanna is absent from C-ute activities through September 27th. This makes me wonder just how serious her condition is, and if she’s retuning to C-ute at all. Kanna went into surgery in February and it takes about 2 months to recover, so shouldn’t she be recovered already.
Here’s a list of things Kanna will be missing from: C-ute Concert Tour 2009 Spring ~A B ℃~ / Cutie Circuit 2009 ~Bye Bye Bye!~, C-ute summer concert, C-ute FC Tour in Hawaii, C-ute’s 9th Single Shochuu Omimai Moushiagemasu , and Hello!Project Champloo ~Happy Marriage Song Shuu~ .
Now that’s a pretty substantial list. It’s easy to understand why she’s going to still be absent from concerts and even the next single, since everyone heals differently. But why is she going to be absent from the H!P cover album? Most likely this album will be the same as Morning Musume’s Cover You, where no PV was filmed. There’s going to be no dancing involved and yet Kanna still can’t even lend her voice for it? I find that a little odd.
The only concert that doesn’t officially say 6 nin C-ute is the summer concert. Which gives me some hope that Kanna might actually be there. The summer concert starts in August. That would give Kanna 6 months to heal, which is roughly 3 times the usual healing period. If Kanna ends up not being at the concert, I’m not sure how good it will be for her returning. If she’s not up to performing then, I’m not sure she ever will be.
I’m starting to really grow impatient for Kanna’s return and I’m also thinking the worst. But Kanna’s birthday is next month, so maybe we’ll get some news then. Or at least a birthday shout out from the members.