It was announced today at the group's official website that Utauuta is leaving PARADISES as of today. She won't be participating in the Tsukino Usagi return live on 7/17.
Under, the official statement from Utauuta:
"Coconuts, thank you for your continued support.
I'm really sorry about this sudden announcement.
I always felt like the direction other PARADISES's members wanted to go and mine were different, I started to not be able to think about PARADISES as a group in the first place.
If it continued like that, I would only cause trouble for members and people involved so it came to withdrawing as of today.
I'm really sorry.
I won't be participating in the PARADISES PRETTY GUARDIANS TOUR.
For everyone looking forward to it, I'm really sorry I made this decision.
Continuing with activities, I started to gradually lose confidence in myself, I didn't know what was it that I really wanted to do, I couldn't take the proper balance between mental and physical conditions, and so I started to think I wanted to stop activities.
Thank you for supporting me as PARADISES's Utauuta for half a year.
I'll talk with Watanabe-san to decide about what will happen from now on, I'm really sorry I was selfish until the end, I'd be happy if you waited for me. I'm really sorry.
Please continue to support PARADISES from now on too.