Original Article and Photo from Nikkan Sports.com here.

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ayu spotted at Narita returning from LA

Hamasaki Ayumi (32), who failed to make an appearance on TV Asahi’s “Music Station”‘s 25th Anniversary Special Programme on the 16th, returned to Japan through Narita Airport, on a Singapore Airlines flight from Los Angeles. A little after 7:30pm, Hamasaki appeared at the arrival lobby, surrounded by numerous staff members, and wearing black sunglasses and a large white mask. When asked about her health, she replied with a simple “Thank you, I’m fine”. According to staff, Hamasaki went to New York earlier this month for work. Due to a delay in the schedule for her calendar photoshoot, her flight back was changed, and soon after, she caught a cold and contracted acute pharyngitis. It seems like she was unable to board the rebooked flight because of her condition.