Sakurai appears to be surprised at all of the messages pouring out to him over his recent bout with arthritis and how it effects his progress on Smash Bros. He also isn't looking for a pity party either and doesn't want us worrying about it or the effect it may have on the progress of Smash. I think because he spoke up in Famitsu magazine he never expected the news to travel so quickly across the pond.
It's alright, Mr. Sakurai. We know you don't need or want our sympathy, but you're going to get whether you want it or not. You're dealing with a condition many of us can barely fathom. We wish you well and hope things do get better.