The day after Somemaru checked into the hospital, he posted a message on his blog, along with this picture. Though he is in a hospital bed, he still has a big smile on his face and has a good appetite. I hope he returns to full health and to the stage very soon. The following his a translation of his post.
Thank You for Your Concern (Nov. 3, 2012)
I’m afraid I’ve worried a lot of people. I’ve also receive all kinds messages of congratulations for receiving the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon, and would like to express my sincere gratitude. I am quite well, really. I am going to fully apply myself to rehabilitation so I can make a comeback as soon as possible. Thank you for cheering me on and for all of your thoughtfulness. See you on stage soon!