Hunter x Hunter is back and in author comments and interviews, creator Yoshihiro Togashi is making it very clear that the long absence was due to health problems and not video game addiction, laziness or the like.
From the English version of Shonen Jump
So, now that the Dragon Quest rumors are put to rest, there are new ones taking their place. There's some thought that a certain Pretty Guardian is helping out Togashi, with specific pages maybe showing the work of Sailor Moon author Naoko Takeuchi (who also happens to be married to Togashi).
ホントだ！ハンターハンター間違いなく奥さんがペン入れ手伝ってる！そして今週のジャンプは260円なんだけど、これハンターハンター代だよね。 pic.twitter.com/TaUtQ55XhE— じろまルスカヤ (@jiromal) April 18, 2016
Fanart suggests that it might have gone like...
ハンターハンターのこの噂ってほんと？ pic.twitter.com/JRiF2FYgLF— ドラゴン画廊・リー (@dragongarowLEE) April 19, 2016