Nobuo Uematsu takes leave of absence due to health concerns in Otakon 2018 Posted October 22, 2018 · Report reply I'd read about this. It's...disheartening. Meeting that man was possibly the highlight of my gaming life and it's already been pointed out by a few people I know that Baker, myself and Mike were among the last fans to meet him at a public appearance. I wish him the speediest recovery. But I also hope he actually enjoys the time off while healing. The man is a working machine.