Former NEWS member Uchi Hiroki Leads in Drama, Back for Real
Suspended for underage drinking then started fresh as a trainee, former NEWS member Uchi Hiroki (21) held a press conference on the 3rd of the month as the lead in a drama for an official comeback. He will be acting as a high school track and field athlete in the Fuji TV drama 「化作一瞬的风」, which will be on for four consecutive days starting Feb. 25th, 11:00PM.
After almost two and a half years of absence, Uchi gives a heartfelt speech in public. Standing with his head down, "I am really grateful for being given this opportunity to come back with this job. Although there are days with tears, but there was also the support from fans and friends, I treasure them all. I will work hard in hope to slowly gain the trust that I have once lost."
(Sorry for the terrible translation. Hope it somewhat makes sense.)