Oda says, "I will come back with a stronger body."
Shueisha's Shonen Jump official site announces today on May 28 that Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga will not appear in the upcoming 28th issue (June 9 release) and 29th (June 16), because the author needs to have a surgery to remove his tonsils. According to the announcement, Oda developed a peritonsillar abscess last year. Since then, he has been working within his permissible limits, but now decides to have a surgery to completely heal. One Piece is scheduled to back in the magazine's 30th issue to be published on June 23.
The message from Oda:
"Since last year, I have had swollen tonsils when I get tired. It has really interfered with my work, so I
decide to remove the tonsils by this surgery. Since taking a surgery is such a rare opportunity, I will ask
the doctors to set bazookas on my shoulders. I will come back with a stronger body to finish various works
scheduled in the last half of this year. I'll be back soon, please play with me again then."
Luffy says, "Sorry, wait for a little bit."
Source: Shonen Jump official site
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