Hinatazaka46 member Kishi Honoka, who joined the group as a 4th generation member in 2022, has made the difficult decision to withdraw from the group's activities. This announcement follows her hiatus since October due to health concerns and ongoing medical treatment.
In her heartfelt blog post, Kishi disclosed that her health had been deteriorating for approximately two months before the hiatus, significantly impacting her ability to participate in group activities. Faced with the challenging reality of continuing in her current condition, she opted to step back from her involvement.
Expressing gratitude to fans, fellow members, and staff, Kishi conveyed uncertainty about her future, stating, "Leaving Hinatazaka, suddenly losing a significant goal, I find myself in a situation where I don't know what to do. However, if, in the future, I discover new goals and feel ready to embark on a new path, I will give it my all."
Details about the rescheduling of Meet & Greet sessions and related matters will be provided separately. The management, Seed & Flower Joint Company, acknowledges and respects Kishi's decision, bidding her a warm farewell.