Voice actor Daisuke Hirakawa, renowned for his roles in "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and the "Free!" series, has been hospitalized due to an unexpected bout of hearing loss. Hirakawa made the announcement on his social media platform, expressing his desire to undergo inpatient treatment to address the issue properly.
Despite the setback, Hirakawa remains resolute in his commitment to his voice acting career, which he deeply treasures. He has conveyed his apologies for any inconvenience caused to fans and those involved in his work.
In a statement, a representative from his agency clarified that this hospitalization is not a long-term arrangement and should not be misunderstood as an extended hiatus from his voice acting activities.
Hirakawa, in an update on his social media, expressed his gratitude for the supportive comments from his fans and assured them that his treatment is not expected to be a long-term endeavor. His message encouraged fans not to worry excessively about his condition.
While fans might feel a pang of disappointment over his temporary hiatus from scheduled events, they can find comfort in knowing that Daisuke Hirakawa is wholeheartedly committed to a swift recovery and a triumphant return to the vibrant realm of voice acting. We join his fans in wishing him a speedy and complete recovery.