Editor’s note: We have updated the story to better reflect the information available at this time
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Singer Gary Valenciano shared that after undergoing a heart bypass in May, it was discovered that he also had kidney cancer.
In an interview with Korina Sanchez which aired on TV Patrol on Friday, July 6, Gary said doctors found out about his condition during the time he underwent the heart bypass.
“Gaano katagal pa? Kailan ba matatapos itong lahat?” he said in an excerpt from the interview. (How long with it take? When will all of this end?)
The full interview will air on Sunday, July 8 on Rated K.
Following the airing of the interview, Gary took to Twitter to assure his followers that he’s doing well.
“Hi everyone. Looks like many of you saw the preview of my interview on Rated K. Please watch the entire interview this Sun[day] on ABS-CBN. There you will hear in detail what I went through. BUT do know that I am now ok…and I’m ready to come back soon.”
Hi everyone. Looks like many of you saw the preview of my interview on Rated K. Pls watch the entire interview this Sun on ABSCBN. There you will hear in detail what I went through. BUT do know that I am now ok…and I’m ready to come back soonDon’t worry k? IU all— GARY VALENCIANO (@GaryValenciano1) https://twitter.com/GaryValenciano1/status/1015192370957058048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw“>July 6, 2018
He assured followers that he was in good health after TV host and volleyball player Gretchen Ho said she was saddened by the news.
I really am ok GretchenI didn’t think the Rated K interview would be preempted but truth is I’m ok…cleared by the doctors.— GARY VALENCIANO (@GaryValenciano1) https://twitter.com/GaryValenciano1/status/1015263978014924800?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw“>July 6, 2018
In May, Gary underwent a bypass surgery after discovering a problem in a small portion of his left main coronary artery during a doctor’s checkup. He has since been on leave from his showbiz commitments and told fans he will be back soon. – Rappler.com