After consulting his family and staff, he decided to retire from the industry. He thanked fans for their support and apologized for this sudden announcement. He states that after he recovers, he wants to "take the next step."
For most fans, he is best known for playing Kengo Utahoshi in Kamen Rider Fourze and Ryoma Echizen in the Prince of Tennis musicals. From all of us here, we wish that he'll recover soon.
[Source: Anime News Network]