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ONE OK ROCK's band leader and guitarist Toru Yamashita tests positive for COVID-19

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Jei Beltrano

July 28, 2020 at 11:35 AM PHT (GMT +8:00)

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Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK's agency announced on Tuesday, July 28, that the band's leader and guitarist Toru Yamashita has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

ONE OK ROCK's band leader and guitarist Toru Yamashita tests positive for COVID-19

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Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK's agency announced on Tuesday, July 28, that the band's leader and guitarist Toru Yamashita has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The announcement stated that Yamashita awoke with both a fever and chills on Monday morning, and a PCR test on the same day revealed that he was infected with the disease.

Yamashita is currently hospitalized in Tokyo, and is in a stable condition. The agency confirmed that the other band members have not been in close contact with Yamashita recently, and that they are in a good condition.

The agency added that it has established an internal committee to ensure the health and oversee the activities of its artists and employees. It is making sure to disinfect and ventilate any events, and making sure that everyone is wearing masks.

ONE OK ROCK performed the theme songs for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film, and it also performed the theme song for the live-action Kingdom film.

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ONE OK ROCK's band leader and guitarist Toru Yamashita tests positive for COVID-19