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One Piece Usopp’s VA Kappei Yamaguchi Gets Hospitalized To Undergo Surgery

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Kappei Yamaguchi, the voice actor of Usopp in One Piece anime, announced on his official X account on May 30, 2024, that he has been hospitalized and will have to undergo surgery.

In a series of light-hearted tweets, Yamaguchi explained that he had overexerted himself while weightlifting and will be hospitalized for a brief period. He humorously noted that he will return with a cyborg shoulder after the procedure.

The surgery, scheduled for tomorrow, will address a torn tendon in his shoulder, which the actor attributed to his rigorous weightlifting regimen.

Acknowledging the necessity of the procedure, he reassured fans that the injury is not overly serious but requires medical intervention as it won’t heal naturally.

Checkout his series of tweets below:

Actually, I’m going to be hospitalized for a bit starting today!^^ It’s for surgery on my shoulder because I overdid it with weightlifting. I’ll come back with just my shoulder being a cyborg! Let’s stay lively and energetic today too!^^

I’m hospitalized now! Tomorrow is the surgery, and then it seems like I’ll have to go without food for a day. Is it like Gari-zo’s fasting or something?

Oh no! Thank you everyone for your supportive messages!^^ I overdid it with weightlifting and ended up with a torn shoulder tendon, which won’t heal naturally, so surgery is necessary. It’s not that serious, so sorry for worrying you. From tomorrow onwards, I’ll be a cyborg with just my shoulder!^^

Kappei Yamaguchi is a Japanese actor, voice actor. After making his voice acting debut in 1989 as the male version of Ranma Saotome in Ranma ½, Yamaguchi went on to other notable roles, including Inuyasha in Inuyasha and L in Death Note.

He currently voices Shinichi Kudo and Kaito Kid in Detective Conan, Usopp in One Piece and Teddie in Persona 4.

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