This is so scary. Japanese pop star Mayu Tomita was stabbed nearly two dozen times by an obsessed fan before a show in Tokyo, and is now in critical condition as fans pray for her life. Get the details right here.
Mayu Tomita, a 20-year-old pop star in Japan, is clinging to life after suffering multiple stab wounds to her neck and chest before a concert in Koganei in Tokyo on May 21. She’s currently in critical condition and has yet to gain consciousness. A 27-year-old fan named Tomohiro Iwazaki was immediately arrested at the scene by officers, but that certainly doesn’t make this situation any less scary or sad.
Tomohiro reportedly stabbed Mayu prior to her performance in Koganei because she had returned a gift he had sent to the singer in January. Although she likely would’ve never seen it coming that Tomohiro would actually hurt her, Mayu had informed police just weeks ago that Tomohiro had been harassing her online, sharing several obsessive comments about the singer on Twitter and blog sites — so it’s understandable she didn’t want to accept anything from him.
Upon arresting Tomohiro (and seizing a blood-covered folding knife from him), he apparently admitted to his outraged action. “I ambushed her at the station and asked her (about the gift). I lost my temper and stabbed her many times because she didn’t clearly answer,” he reportedly said, according to Japan Times.
As Mayu fights for her life in the hospital, police plan to re-arrest Tomohiro on suspicion of attempted murder, sources told the outlet. So far, the only update on Mayu’s condition is that she has yet to regain consciousness as doctors work to treat her dozen stab wounds. Our hearts go out to Mayu and we pray that she will be able to make it through this scary incident.
HollywoodLifers, send your love and prayers to Mayu as she fights for her life after this scary incident.