Yoshiki, who formed X Japan with lead vocalist Toshi in 1982, needs urgent surgery on his neck.

X Japan drummer Yoshiki to undergo urgent surgery for neck damage so bad it ‘would force a pro rugby player to retire’

Frail 51-year-old, whose aggressive brand of heavy metal drumming would often see him writhe in pain on the floor by the end of shows, has already been playing concerts without any feeling in his left hand

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Yoshiki, who formed X Japan with lead vocalist Toshi in 1982, needs urgent surgery on his neck.
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