Japanese singer-songwriter Shunsuke Kato (widely known with his stage name Funky Kato) has apologized for being involved in a complicated adultery scandal.
Funky Kato, a former Funky Monkey Babys member, is currently embroiled in a cheating scandal, which made headlines in Japan.
On June 7, Shukan Josei, a Japanese magazine, published a report claiming that the married singer is having an affair with the ex-wife of Shibata Hidetsugu, one-half of the comedy duo, Untouchable.
When the news broke about Funky having an affair, the singer took matters into his hands and immediately scheduled a press conference, where he confirmed the rumors, accepted the allegations and apologized for his actions.
"Everything written [in the magazine] is true," he apologetically said. He continued to apologize for his hurtful actions. While the situation is truly disconcerting, he said that he would not go on a break, adding that he has his whole life to correct his wrongs.
Funky and the ex-wife of Shibata came to know each other at a party held at the latter part of 2014. At the time, Funky said he did not know that she was married and continued to pursue her.
In May 2015, Shibata's ex, reportedly came clean about her affair with Funky to her husband. Shibata was said to have been furious and discreetly divorced his wife.
Funky and Shibata's ex-wife's affair continued, and it recently came to light that he has impregnated her. She will be giving birth to their child this month.
After Funky became aware of Shibata ex's pregnancy, he decided to tell his wife about the affair. Despite the infidelity, his wife chose to remain by his side and stay together.
Funky will be providing Shibata with child support.