Young female Idol in critical conditions after getting stabbed by a man


Credits for all the informations in this article go to The Japan Times.

Today, at 5PM Japanese Time, in a building near the Musahi-Koganei JR station, 20 years-old Idol Mayu Tomita (ex member of the group Secret Girls, not to be confused with the ex AKB48 member) was stabbed twenty times by a “fan” attending a meeting event set before her show, originally planned for the evening. Mayu is now at the hospital in critical conditions, and hasn’t regained consciousness yet. The man, 27 years-old Tomohiro Iwazaki, confessed everything and has been immediately arrested.

This isn’t the first time this kind of accident happens in a meet and greet/handshake event, but this is by far the worst that has ever happened.

Mayu warned the police earlier this month about a man, named Iwazaki, writing to her obsessively on Twitter and on her blog. So it’s clear that the Idol was victim of stalking by a man with serious mental disorders.

It’s honestly beyond me why the police didn’t check this man when the girl warned about him at first, which makes me think, that this is something that could have been maybe avoided. But it’s not the right time to talk about this now.

All I hope is that Mayu can make it. I really hope so.

I’ll let you know if there’s any update.

– Alex