Nintendo Co. LtD President Satoru Iwata, under doctor’s orders, will not be able to attend this year’s E3.  Earlier reported on by Game Informer, there is currently no specifics on what is ailing Nintendo’s President, though there doesn’t seem to be any cause for concern:

He’s been instructed by his physician not to travel overseas in the immediate future, and so he will not be making the trip to Los Angeles,” said Nintendo vice president of corporate affairs Cindy Gordon. “Please understand that it is business as usual for Mr. Iwata, and he continues his normal duties as president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. while he remains in Japan. As always, he will be actively involved in all of Nintendo’s activities at the show.”

While it is unfortunate that Iwata will not be able to attend, we here at hope he has a speedy recovery.