We didn’t realise he scared so easily, Matthew C Martino has confirmed he won’t attend this year’s MTV Music Awards Japan as what had earlier been announced. The 21 year old was scheduled to join guests and hosts T.M. Revolution & W-inds on June 14th but his rep has now confirmed he won’t be flying out to the Asian country due to ‘security reasons’.
No particular information was provided due to the nature of the threat but Martino’s rep confirmed ‘We have now advised Matthew to cancel his trip to Japan on the 12th of June’.
Film producer/Author Martino has never hidden his passion for Japan as he has been a long time ‘sushi lover’ and counts Soho joint ‘Chotto Matte’ in London among his favourite restaurants as e regularly eats from a Japanese menu. Martino also grew close ties with the country when he commented on Tokyo the capital of Japan as ‘The next big city’.
Martino’s visit wasn’t meant to be official, he was set to attend the MTV awards then spend a further two days holidaying but due to the latest security scares in Japan which include a corpse of a body that was posted across Japan & the attack on girl group AKB48 has allegedly scared the young star who will now hold back on his visit.
Martino himself was unavailable for comment and publicist Carol Suvarov declined to comment further on the reasons behind the cancelled trip.
Image credits. [Photo 1: Image credit: PJK Photography, 2013] [Photo 2: Greg Kane, News24 – 2014]