On May 11, the agency of Kobukuro's Kuroda Shunsuke released a statement of apology after 'Bunshun Online' reported that he had been involved in an affair.
According to 'Bunshun Online,' Kuroda's affair began in 2019 with a woman in her thirties. Apparently, he had called her out while on business trips and gifted her brand-name products. However, their relationship became rocky the following year, and the woman had attempted suicide.
Kuroda's agency wrote, "Regarding the 'Shukan Bunshun' article about Kobukuro's Kuroda Shunsuke that was published today, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to the woman and her family."
Although they didn't mention any details, they stated, "An article like this was published due to Kuroda's lack of virtue. We are feeling very responsible for it. We are truly sorry for all the worry and trouble caused to his fans and all persons concerned."