So as you have all heard by now, Arashi have sent out a message to the FanClub members that they will be on hiatus at the end of 2020. My first reaction was of sadness and disbelief. Like was this true? But after seeing and confirming for myself, I tried to hold strong but was going through the stages of loss: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and eventual acceptance.
Talking it with fans who also took the news hard helped us all cope with something that came out of nowhere but I have come to realise this.
While my journey with you, Arashi has been around 2 years I am glad to have discovered you and being able to experience your joys, failures, laughter and that amazing bond you all share together, like we are friends not fans and national idols. I still have lots to see from your vast history of 20 years but you have come from such a long way. From being a lower priority on Johnnys list to becoming well loved national idols for Japan of all ages, you have grown up so much. I am grateful to share a part of this experience with you and for what the future brings.
While you may be on hiatus in 2 years time, it is scary for you since you all have been together for so long, but, it is a chance to recharge and relax and find what you want in life. You don't need to be in the public spotlight anymore and us fans will be waiting and gladly welcoming you back when you are ready.( Collapse )