Sakaguchi Kenji takes time off work due to hip joint pain
Sakaguchi Kenji will be taking some time off work due to his right hip joint problem and is scheduled to be hospitalised after his surgery. According to his agency, Sakaguchi has been busy with the filming of his dramas i.e. "Iryu 4" and "Zoku Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi" since the beginning of the year and had to use crutches in order to walk two months ago due to the pain. However, during the filming of "Zoku Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi", he didn't want to use them on set so as not to let the staff and cast worry too much about his condition. However, the pain in his right hip joint proved too much to bear and he underwent an examination in the middle of this month where he was told to go through a more detailed test and treatment that would require him to be hospitalised for 1 week to 10 days. As such, he will only return to work in August after he recovers.