April 5, 2009

Singer Ayaka, actor Mizushima marry

Japanese actor Hiro Mizushima says he has married singer Ayaka, adding the Real Voice singer will undergo treatment for Basedow's disease.

Mizushima, 24, said at a recent joint news conference that he and the 21-year-old singer got married Feb. 24, but insisted he would prove to his fans his nuptials would not hinder his craft, the Kyodo News Agency reported Saturday.

I'd like to do my best for each of my jobs so that (my fans) can think it was good for me to have married Ayaka, Mizushima said.

The two Japanese celebrities also announced Ayaka, whose full name is Ayaka Iida, would be temporarily put her career on hiatus to focus on treatment for her thyroid condition