Nogizaka46 member Hoshino Minami has announced that she will be suspending her promotional activities for the group's new single "Kimi ni Shikarareta."
This comes after several media outlets reported that Hoshino has been dating a non-celebrity man. Regarding these reports, Hoshino apologized on her blog, "On September 7 and 8, I actually met the person that was mentioned in the articles. I apologize for not concentrating on my work during a time when I should be working hard on promotional activities with everybody."
She decided to suspend promotional activities for the single as she felt she would "inconvenience the members by going in front of the media." She was also absent from the September 24th broadcast of TV Asahi's 'MUSIC STATION.'