According to J-Cast, Josei Jishin magazine caught and interviewed Yazawa Ai
when she returned home from the hospital. She said she is getting a lot better than before. "It's not an incurable disease. My doctor says it'll take long and I'll recover gradually." However, she also disclosed that she hasn't held a pen since she fell ill and the outlook for her return is still uncertain.
The serialization of NANA
has been suspended since June 2009 due to Yazawa's illness. The name of the illness hasn't been revealed.