One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda has been releasing One Piece chapters continuously for a long time. However, the One Piece manga will take a month off so Oda can undergo eye surgery and recover.

The official Twitter account of the One Piece franchise shared that the manga series will be absent in the next four issues of Weekly Shonen Jump. The hiatus will span from issues 29 to 32.

“ONE PIECE” will be on hiatus from Weekly Shonen Jump No. 29 to No. 32, which will be released the week after next, due to Oda-sensei’s eye surgery. In addition, it will be posted as usual in the 28th issue, which will be released next week.

“We apologize for keeping our readers waiting. The resumption is scheduled for the 33rd issue to be released on 7.18 (Tue).”

One Piece Twitter account also shared a message from Eiichiro Oda to fans where Oda revealed that he has been suffering from severe astigmatism, which makes things look blurry. Oda has been talking to his editor about this since last year. The editor finally gave him the go-ahead.

Oda’s message

“I am going to have surgery to correct my astigmatism because it is interfering with my work. I have been discussing this with Shonen Jump chief editor since last year and will be taking *4 weeks* off. I will be able to beam out of my eyes”