Aimer is known for singing quite some big anime series, most notably Fate series from Ufotable. And from her Wikipedia page:

At the age of 15, she lost her voice from an unfortunate accident; however, as she recovered, she acquired her distinctive husky voice

I found in her interview that she's still recovering but she decided not to go for surgery because it will change her vocal length and she loves her voice now.

How did she injure her vocal chord?


She sang too much, to the point of abusing and damaging her vocal cords.

Her official profile on Sony Music Entertainment Japan mentioned this


At the age of 15, she underwent a sudden voice loss accident due to overusing her throat from singing.

This was also mentioned in her interview with natalie music (Japanese)

── The description "at the age of 15, an accident to the throat happened" is written on the official profile though, [...]

The cause was too much singing.

However, more detail was in her interview with BARKS (Japanese) about her 1st album, "Sleepless Nights", especially on the song "夜行列車~nothing to lose~" (Yakou Ressha-, Night Train-)

――で、今回、これまでのシングル曲全曲に加えて、新曲が3曲入っていますけど、「夜行列車~nothing to lose~」は、Aimerさんのアーティストとしての出発点を感じさせる内容になってますよね。これは実話?
――Then, this time, in addition to the inclusion of all the singles until now, there were 3 new songs, but the substance in "Yakou Ressha~nothing to lose~" feels like the starting point for Aimer as an artist. Is this a true story?

Aimer: Basically, I wrote the lyric that includes my experience, with an image to write a single story. Therefore, this song is also like that.

――“さよなら 夜の教室/ここで私は声を失した”というフレーズがとても印象的でした。
―― The phrase "goodbye night classroom / here I lost my voice" was very impressive.

Aimer: Ah... the voice loss was a real experience. Because I was grown up in a family that constantly playing songs, being a kid who likes singing before reaching the age of discretion, and when I realized, I thought I wanted to be a singer. I was always singing alone, though. At the age of 15, when I woke up in the morning, I suddenly lost my voice. After that, when visiting vocal cords specialist in a department of otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), they said "in any case, please don't speak" and recommending a silent treatment, since then I didn't speak for 6 months at all...

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