Nobuo Uematsu has had to back out of an upcoming concert at the Ishikawa Ongakudō hall in October due to his "continuing poor health".
Nobuo Uematsu was supposed to take part in the Game o Irodoru Orchestra concert, which was going to include music from games that he worked on throughout his entire career, most notably the ones created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, who created the Final Fantasy series.
Dog Ear Records has explained that Uematsu's health issues will prevent him from performing the concert, as well as engaging in a talking segment that was planned for afterward.
Nobuo Uematsu mentioned on his blog that he hopes to be well enough in the future to perform the concerts, which suggests that his prognosis may not be too serious. Uematsu is almost sixty years old, so it's possible that he may have reached the point where he has to scale back on performing and traveling internationally.
Nobuo Uematsu has created the music for many different video games throughout his career, but he will forever be associated with the Final Fantasy series. Uematsu is responsible for some of the greatest songs in video game history, including "Prelude", "Dancing Mad", "Aerith's Theme", and "One-Winged Angel".
Nobuo Uematsu has also created songs for the soundtracks of other amazing games, such as Chrono Trigger, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and The Last Story. The purpose of the Game o Irodoru Orchestra was to perform and talk about all of the songs in his career, rather than just focusing on the music of Final Fantasy.
The music from the Final Fantasy series is a popular choice for orchestras that perform songs from video games. Nobuo Uematsu himself has performed at many such concerts, as well as at prominent anime and gaming conventions around the world.
Nobuo Uematsu still composes songs for video game soundtracks, with the most notable one being the Final Fantasy VII Remake, which is currently still in development.
All of us at The Gamer wish Nobuo Uematsu well and hope that he recovers soon so that he can continue to delight the fans with his music.