Likewise for Sakai, he also released his statement on his official website where he mentioned that the doctor had commented that it was a smooth delivery for his wife but there was so much care and effort to ensure that the process went well so he was very thankful for the work put in by the hospital's medical staff. He expressed his gratitude towards Kanno where he mentioned that although he knew from others about the pain of childbirth, he was still startled by how much she had to go through during the process and had even more respect for her who braved through it. Sakai commented that he doesn't think that he has the confidence to go through something like this and hopes to be of help to his wife as much as possible when it comes to taking care of their son.
Sakai and Kanno got married in April 2013 and announced her pregnancy on 5 May this year. Sakai is due to begin filming for next year's Taiga "Sanadamaru" in early September which is his first drama after becoming a father.
Source: Sponichi 1 / Sponichi 2 / Sponichi 3