To the fans and friends Ive made over the years in Rufio. On January 21st 2006, I played my last show for the band on a snowy night in Shibuya, Tokyo. My heart left the band a while ago, and now I feel its an appropriate time to physically leave the band while were still friends, just how we started it. I want to say thank you to all of our fans in all parts of the world, youve been nothing less than spectacular to us, and especially to me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to play in stages all over. Im a little saddened to say goodbye to Rufio, but Ive never been more excited to think of doing something new with my life! Im leaving the band, but not the music. Thank you for an amazing five and a half years!!!
i wish it wasn't true, but hey, what can ya do..