In Nakamura's statement, he revealed that he goes through an annual medical check-up and it was almost a miracle that his illness could be detected at such an early stage. According to his doctor, Nakamura is expected to recover fully after surgery. He pledged to fight his illness and return in a perfect condition and put up an even better performance for everyone. Nakamura apologised for the worry caused to everyone who has been supportive of him to date and will wrap up his outstanding work before he is hospitalised for the surgery. Much as he is reluctant to, he has to skip the kabuki performances in Hakata and Tokyo in the next two months and expressed his apologies to those who are eagerly anticipating these performances. At the end of the statement, Nakamura asked for some time to be given in the meantime as he goes through treatment and make a full recovery.