Idol Group Member Tegoshi to Stop Showbiz Activities

Society Culture

Tokyo, May 26 (Jiji Press)--Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates said Tuesday that it will suspend all of the show business activities of Yuya Tegoshi, a member of its all-male idol group NEWS.

Tegoshi, 32, admitted taking part in a drinking party each in April and May during the government-declared coronavirus state of emergency as reported by a weekly magazine, according to the agency.

He "seriously lacked a sense of self-awareness and responsibility," Johnny & Associates said.

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