New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) has issued a statement regarding health concerns over a major star ahead of this week’s Summer Struggle shows.
A few days ago Hiroshi Tanahashi appeared on TV with someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19, leading to concerns over whether he would have picked up the virus.
NJPW has issued the following statement on its website, writing:
On August 1, Hiroshi Tanahashi made a television appearance with another cast member who has since tested positive for COVID-19.
Adequate countermeasures were put in place during production of the program, and Tanahashi did not come into close contact with the infected party.
As a precaution, Tanahashi has since undertaken antigen, antibody and PCR testing, with all tests returning negative.
Tanahashi is in good health and will be able to compete on this week’s Summer Struggle events in Korakuen Hall.