Actually, the hiatus came several months later. He was photographed drinking with a 20 yr old actress in a bar AFTER getting divorced. If he was buying her drinks, it's a superduper serious Crime. Anyway, he wasn't arrested and the "year-long" hiatus ended after only 6 months. Kanpai!
New album announced to be release on 4th Feb:
[幸せが溢れたら] (Shiawase ga Afuretara/When Happiness Overflows)