KUSHIDA Out Of Action With Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

KUSHIDA has been pulled from upcoming NJPW appearances

It was reported earlier this week that New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s KUSHIDA is set to be out of action after contracting a skin disease, with it now being confirmed that the former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion is out with hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Not to be confused with ‘foot and mouth disease’, HFMD is commonly found in infants and usually consists of fever like symptoms and skin inflammations. HFMD is less common amongst adults, but usually clears up in a week or so.

As a result, KUSHIDA has been pulled from all scheduled NJPW appearances, with NJPW releasing the following statement:

“Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Following his absence from September 21’s Kumamoto event, KUSHIDA will not be cleared to compete on September 23 in Kumamoto. After being assessed for a suspected skin disease, KUSHIDA has been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease. 

“We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing KUSHIDA wrestle and appreciate your understanding. NJPW joins fans in wishing KUSHIDA a full and speedy recovery.”

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