Member Nogizaka46 Kitano Hinako will temporarily suspend all her activities with the group due to her deteriorating health condition since the summer of this year.
This was announced through the group's official website published today, November 16, 2017.
Kitano also conveyed this information through herbofficial blog. Kitano revealed, "I'm beginning to feel my health worse since last winter." Kitano continued, "I think I can handle this while I work hard but on the contrary, my condition gets worse until I decide to rest."
Kitano says, "To get back to top condition may be difficult, but I'll be back soon if my health is better than now." Kitano also revealed she will keep trying to update her own blog despite herself hiatus from group activities.