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Japanese Rock Star Hospitalized With Throat Cancer

NAEBA, Japan (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Japanese rock star Kiyoshiro Imawano has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with cancer of the larynx, according to the Daily Yomiuri Online.

A spokesman told the paper that the 55-year-old Imawano felt discomfort in his throat in June, and medical tests showed the cancer.

Commenting on his official Web site about the hospitalization, the popular musician said, “Viewing this as another of life’s experiences, I want to try and focus myself on getting treatment.”

He has cancelled all his upcoming performances, including his legendary yearly appearance at the Fuji Rock Festival at the end of July and the Rising Sun Rock Festival in August. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers