In a statement posted to the BABYMETAL website, it has been announced that YuiMetal will not be returning to BABYMETAL.
YuiMetal has been absent from the band since December 2017, without statement or comment from the band. It has now been officially announced that she has left the band permanently.
Read their full statement below:
"Thank you for continually supporting BABYMETAL. We would like to inform you of BABYMETAL’s new beginning which will be effective starting this month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN performances.
YUIMETAL had expressed her desire to return performing with the group in the following months after last December’s performance due health concerns. During her absence, both SU-METAL and MOAMETAL as well as the entire staff team had been preparing for her awaited return. However, YUIMETAL came to a decision that she will not be performing at BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN and that she will no longer be a part of BABYMETAL. We thank her for all of her contributions and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
This month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN will mark the rebirth in which SU-METAL and MOAMETAL form the core of BABYMETAL.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the fans for the continued support and look forward in what’s next for BABYMETAL."
You can read the full post on the BABYMETAL website here.
The announcement comes fresh off the back of the release of a surprise single 'Starlight' which you can read about here.