Via Nijimen: popular voice actor Megumi Ogata — who voices characters such as Shinji Ikari in the upcoming film “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0“, reported on her official Twitter account that she had undergone emergency surgery due to a recurrence of herniated disc.

She reassures fans that she is in good spirits and is currently on the mend, but will require a wheelchair for mobility in the foreseeable future. The top seiyuu also jokes that since she will be in a seated position in her future stage appearances, it will be like her character Shinji sitting down in the cockpit of his Evangelion.

We wish Oogata-sensei a speedy recovery!