Tomita Mayu has been stabbed 24 times in the neck and chest by a fan.
The J-Pop idol is in critical condition. She has yet to regain consciousness.
Tomita Mayu was a victim of stalking for a few weeks.
The suspect has been arrested by the police near the young woman. He admitted using a knife.
The man told that he stabbed the idol because she returned a gift without any explanation.
The attack took place at 5pm last Saturday in Kogamei, Tokyo, near the venue in which a concert of Tomita Mayu was scheduled in the evening.
Tomita Mayu is a former member of Secret Girls. She was pursuing her career as an idol.
Edit : She is not the former AKB48 Kenkyuusei who has the same name.
- Source : Japan Times