Music producer Tetsuya Komuro said Friday he will retire from the industry following a recent magazine report about his alleged extramarital affair with a nurse.

"I decided to retire in order to take responsibility for this . . .," Komuro, 59, told a news conference in Tokyo, announcing the end of a lengthy career in which he produced several hits for J-pop artists including Namie Amuro.

"I apologize ... I've made my wife Keiko, my family, fans, staff members and many others worried," the musician said.