On the morning of October 11th, Kamenashi Kazuya appeared in front of the cameras of “ZIP!” (NTV) for the first live appearance of any member of KAT-TUN since they announced their recent formation.
Masu Taichi (Announcer): Kamenashi-san, it has been reported the news about Tanaka Koki-san's withdrawal from KAT-TUN, and a new beginning for the remaining four people, please share a message to the fans.
Kamenashi: We are really concerned about all the inconvenience and worry we've caused to a lot of people. We're very sorry (bows). As members, this is a very serious matter and we properly faced it as the group that we are, also we've thought about our fans who are always there to cheer for us, we would like to continue as one and be able to protect our fans from now on too. Thank you for continue supporting us warmly in the future.
M: We're looking forward to the new KAT-TUN from now on too.
K: Thank you very much. (bows)