One Piece‘s author, Eiichiro Oda Sensei, whose been hospitalized due to peritonsillar abscess has left a message for all of his fans on Shonen Jump:
“I messed up!
I put up with my illness for too long, and my condition got worse. I apologize to all the readers who were looking forward to the next chapters, as well as to all the Straw Hats who were really looking forward to wreaking some havoc. But I’m currently going through some painful treatment. The story was just about to take a new turn, so I really really wanted you all to read the next chapter as soon as possible. I know how long two weeks can feel for all the shonen out there, but please wait for just a bit longer.”
— Eiichiro Oda
You can read the original message here.
One Piece is scheduled to come back to Shonen Jump on 6/10/2013’s issue. Hope he’s doing better by then, and thanks for all the hard work Sensei.