Back in 2006, singer/songwriter Ayaka was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. She put her career on hold following the release of her second studio album, “Sing To The Sky”, and spent most of her time recuperating and being treated. Despite not being able to actively promote, Ayaka recorded a third studio album independently, which topped the Oricon weekly chart. And even though Ayaka should probably be taking it easy and sitting at home chilling at a kotatsu, drinking miso soup, and having her feet massaged by her husband Mizushima Hiro; she’s touring, releasing singles, and performing in -2°C weather at the Tokyo Skytree in a mini-skirt and knee-high boots – because that’s just how Ayaka rolls. Healthy, able-bodied bitches need to step their game up.
Ayaka will be releasing a brand new single, “Beautiful“, in February, which will act as the theme song to the NTV J-drama “Share House No Koibito“. It marks the first time in almost five years that a song of hers will be tied in with a drama, with the last being her single “Okaeri” in “Zettai Kareshi“.
Ayaka’s recent activity is a great sign for fans who have been missing seeing her active over the past couple years. It also speaks greatly about her health that she is able to get out there and show able-bodied chicks with a clean bill of health how to hustle. Other chicks cancel shows because of colds and shit. Ayaka has a long-term disease and is popping her pussy at the foot of the Tokyo Skytree. Ayaka could be struck down in a wheelchair with an IV drip attached to her arm and this woman would still wheel her ass to a stage to perform.