Street Fighter legend Yoshinori Ono – who was worryingly rushed to hospital over the weekend – has announced on Twitter that he is taking a break from Street Fighter development.

The legend said:

I caused you so much worry for a while. I went back to work. [The Street Fighter] team are working wholeheartedly on patches for Street Fighter X Tekken. Please wait just a little longer.

I apologize for that. And thanks for a lot of get-well messages! I’ll refrain from work [on my] current job for a while. Another person [is] in charge of the SF series for a while. Of course I’ll [give] constant support to it. I’ll be out of the limelight [of] fighting game series for a while. I’ll think about the new future of fighting games after this.

Naturally we wish Ono-san the very best in his recovery.

[via twitter.com]