Morning Musume.'17 member Sato Masaki,†who had been on break from stage activities due to lower back pain, will be participating in the group's rehearsals for their upcoming live tour "Morning Musume.'17 Concert Tour ~THE INSPIRATION!~" that's scheduled to kick off in March.†
Sato had been taking a break from stage activities since the end of last year. As a result of strength training, her doctor and trainer determined that she "has the strength to participate in concerts." On February 24, she updated her official blog saying, "I'm sorry to have†caused you to worry... I want to sing at the concerts as soon as possible. I will do my best at the rehearsals!"