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Popular Japanese singer and actor Gackt, who has a strong fan base in Asia and beyond, will suspend his show business activities indefinitely due to a voice disorder, his agency in Tokyo said Wednesday.

Gackt fell seriously ill after returning to Japan from overseas on Aug. 6 and doctors have confirmed that it will be “impossible” for him to pursue work using his voice at this point due to dysphonia, the agency said in a statement.

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