Hikari Yamaguchi first captured Japanese gamers' eyes with her bikini pin-up photos. She captured their hearts as one of the hosts of Xbox Japan's Inside Xbox program. Right now, she needs all the love she can get.
According to paper Sports Hochi, Yamaguchi slipped on the balcony of her home on February 19, resulting in an injured cervical vertebrate. Unconscious, Yamaguchi entered intensive care. Yamaguchi regained consciousness; however, the left lower half of her body is now paralyzed.
As of posting, her name is still listed on Xbox.com's Inside Xbox page. Inside Xbox is an Xbox Live-based program for Japan. There is no notice about Yamaguchi's unfortunate accident.