In her first singles match since leaving WWE, KAIRI ruptured her eardrum at Sunday's Stardom World Climax: The Top at Tokyo's Sumo hall.
The former Kairi Sane defeated Starlight Kid on the show and revealed the injury during a post-match interview backstage.
Via a Google Translate of her interview: "Now my eardrum is torn and I can't hear...Each technique has its own weight and the match ignited. It was a different person from the previous kid. The eardrum was torn. But I'm happy. I'm happy with the pain."
It's unknown how long she will be out of action.
This was her first singles match since defeating Bayley on the July 20, 2020, episode of WWE Raw. She wrestled in a tag team match at Stardom World Climax: The Best on Saturday as well, teaming with Mayu Iwatani in a win over The Cosmic Angels (Tam Nakano & Unagi Sayaka).
It was her first match back in Stardom since 2017 and first match of any kind since July 2020.