Former MoMus Iida Kaori Loses Baby

Iida KaoriIt was revealed yesterday that former Morning Musume (profile) member Iida Kaori (27) lost her baby son earlier this year. Iida and former 7 House vocalist Kenji (29) had a shotgun wedding in July of last year and Iida had a baby boy in January. What wasn’t widely known was that the boy suffered from medical problems that kept him hospitalized until April. He returned to live with his parents but his condition suddenly worsened in the summer and he died on July 27. The cause of death was given as chronic kidney failure. Iida spent the next couple of months in shock and mourning but recently has started to get back on her feet again. She sent a fax to the media on Friday to clarify the story and also say that she has decided to resume her singing career, which she ended after the Morning Musume 10th anniversary concert in September 2007. She plans to take part in a stage production featuring older members of the Hello! Project troupe in Tokyo from January 10. “Living a positive and cheerful life is my memorial to my son,” she said. “For his sake I want to live my life to the fullest.”