Kaito Ishikawa to Undergo Vocal Cord Polyp Surgery

Kaito Ishikawa

The news arrived this week from StayLuck confirming that Kaito Ishikawa, popular seiyuu and radio personality, will undergo vocal cord polyp surgery.

His talent agency – StayLuck – has stated that he will undergo the surgery in late May 2023 and take approximately one month of rest for recovery.

The announcement stated, “Kaito Ishikawa, who is affiliated with our company, will undergo vocal cord polyp surgery in late May. Consequently, he will take approximately one month of rest after the surgery“.

They explained the circumstances, saying, “We have been monitoring the worsening symptoms of the polyps since last year, and after consultation with a physician, it has been decided that surgery is necessary.

Regarding the timing of his return, StayLuck added, “The timing of his recovery may vary, so we will inform you again on our official website. However, he will continue to appear at the events that have been announced.

Ishikawa himself has also made a comment on Twitter regarding this matter.

Ishikawa himself took to Twitter and reported, “As announced, I will be taking a break to rest starting from late May due to vocal cord polyp surgery.

He added, “To everyone involved and all the supporters, I sincerely apologize for any worries or inconveniences caused“.

Looking ahead, he stated, “Since the rest period will begin in late May, I will continue my activities until then! I will make sure to fully recover and continue performing more roles!!

What are vocal cord nodules/polyps?

For those that may not be aware, vocal cord nodules/polyps are growths that form on the vocal cords. These bumps are benign (noncancerous) and are similar to calluses that can form on the hands. 

These can appear on anyone that uses their voice a whole lot.

It causes hoarseness and may be associated with vocal overuse or vocal cord trauma (singing, screaming, yelling, and excessive talking).

This may lead to straining, voice cracks when singing, breathiness, multiple tones, loss of vocal range, vocal fatigue, or loss of voice.

The procedure to remove the nodules/polyps is considered fairly easy and recovery time will vary from person to person.


For the complete official announcement – in Japanese -, please refer to StayLuck’s official website (link below).


THTFHQ wishes Kaito Ishikawa a swift and complete recovery.


Source: StayLuck official website

Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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