J-pop idol Mayu Tomita is in critical condition after being stabbed over 24 times in the neck and chest by a stalker on May 21. She was getting ready to perform at a concert in Kogenei, Tokyo.
Tomohiro Iwazaki, a 27-year-old man, was arrested after attacking the 20-year-old idol. According to police, he admitted to stabbing Mayu because she returned a gift he sent her. In Tomohiro’s own words:
I ambushed her at the station and asked her about the gift. I lost my temper because she didn’t clearly answer.
Before the attack happened, Mayu contacted the police about receiving threatening messages from Tomohiro, and that he was stalking her online. While Tomohiro was released after the stabbing incident, the police plan to re-arrest him for attempted murder.
We hope that Mayu Tomita makes a recovery from her wounds.
Source: IBT Times