The website for the Asahi Shimbun newspaper has reported that manga creator Leiji Matsumoto was discharged from a hospital in Turin, Italy on the morning of December 4, 2019 after being hospitalized on November 15, 2019. According to the hospital, Matsumoto is recovering well and returning to Japan on the same day.
Matsumoto was hospitalized in Turin, Italy on November 15, 2019 after collapsing, but his condition eventually stabilized the following day. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported that it was suspected that he had a stroke at the time of his collapse and that he was in serious condition. The Kyodo News agency then reported Matsumoto had undergone a head examination at the hospital, but the examination did not detect any serious symptoms.
Matsumoto had received emergency treatment including endotracheal intubation, but he was moved to the recovery ward on November 20, 2019.