Gary Valenciano recuperating after bypass heart surgery
MANILA, Philippines – Gary Valenciano is now recuperating after undergoing a heart bypass surgery on Sunday, May 6.
According to a report from the Inquirer, Gary's wife Angeli said her husband is doing well and resting. She asked for everyone's prayers for the quick recovery of Gary.
In the same report, Gary, in a series of messages through Angeli, said that he found out about his condition two weeks ago after a dance performance with his son Gab.
"After that dance, I felt a sensation I had never felt before – not even during the times I would push myself, [like] riding my mountain bike on the trails for extended periods of time. I felt tightness and pain in my chest," he said.
The singer, who has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, said that he went to see a doctor and found out that he was alright except for his left anterior descending artery.
“The tough news. The one exception – the main valve, my left anterior descending artery is 95 percent blocked and now has very thin walls, because of diabetes,” he said.
Prior to the operation, Gary posted on Instagram a verse from the bible about having a new heart.
The singer, known as Mr Pure Energy, said that he decided to share what happened to him to prevent any malicious reports. He also apologized for the showbiz commitments he temporarily left but assured he will be back in good shape.
“I believe this will be a story to tell people, and yes, it will be another one of God’s amazing faithful, merciful, gracious, and good ways. Let’s not worry, OK? Let’s just be prayerful.”
Aside from his concerts and appearances on ASAP, Gary is a judge on Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids. – Rappler.com