Ebizo Ichikawa taken to hospital for serious injuries
Kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa (32) was taken the hospital for several injuries on Thursday morning. He was scheduled to appear at a press conference that day for an upcoming play, but he had canceled it the day before due to "poor health."
With news outlets reporting that Ebizo had been involved in a fight the night before, his father Danjuro Ichikawa (32) met with the press to apologize and to provide more details on what happened. Ebizo's wife, announcer Mao Kobayashi (28), stopped by Ebizo's home early on Thursday morning and found him with blood on his T-shirt and pants. He also had a cracked front tooth, a broken nose, a bleeding left eye, and a lump on the back of his head. He was described as looking like a defeated boxer.
Kobayashi apparently called 110 at around 7:20am, and Ebizo was taken to the hospital after that. Despite his injuries, he is said to have been perfectly conscious.