It's been announced that Nakanishi Aruno of Nogizaka46 will be refraining from her activities.
Nakanishi joined the group as its fifth generation member on February 1 and was selected as the center of their 29th single "Actually..." As various speculations and posts regarding Nakanishi have been going around on social media, Nogizaka46 LLC conducted a fact check with her. They confirmed that some of the posts were hers, so they decided to suspend her activities temporarily in an act to protect and nurture her.
Nakanishi posted a statement of apology on the group's official website. She confessed that she was unable to attend school as a first year high schooler due to an imbalance in her mind and body. During that time, she made some posts on social media that may make people feel uncomfortable. "I believe that the criticism aimed at me right now are words of love for Nogizaka46. I feel very sorry for making everyone that supports Nogizaka46 feel that way. But I will do my best so that I can be acknowledged by everybody someday. I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused at this time," she wrote.