Tokyo Metropolitan Police reported that medical personnel were alerted to Kago’s apartment, located in the Roppongi area of Minato Ward, just before noon on Monday after members of the 23-year-old’s management agency discovered her on the floor with her wrists cut. She was transferred to a local hospital, where she is now recovering.
The ex-member of the popular all-girl idol group also seemed to be suffering from an overdose of tranquilizers, police said.
In a book, Kago confessed to having slashed her wrists previously, the tabloid says, and, in 2008, she appeared at an anti-suicide awareness event.
The performer’s 44-year-old boyfriend, Haruhiko Ando, a known affiliate of members of the Yamaguchi-gumi crime syndicate, was arrested last week for attempted extortion. Kago was interviewed by police at the time of the arrest.