It was a gloomy Saturday for us who found out that the person who we all deem as “Mr. Pure Energy,” Gary Valenciano, had to go through a heart bypass surgery.
The veteran performer made his official announcement through his management Manila Genesis Entertainment and Management Inc. last Saturday, May 5.
According to him, he started having an unusual feeling after his dance performance with his son, Gabriel, two weeks ago in celebration of his 35 years in the entertainment industry.
“After that dance, I felt a sensation I’d never felt before — not even during the times I would push myself, riding my mountain bike on the trails for extended periods of time — I felt tightness and pain in my chest.”
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Gary Valenciano shared that his left anterior descending artery grew “very thin walls” due to diabetes.
“Friends – the good news? I have a good, strong heart. The doctors are amazed. My heart and all its blood vessels, with the exception of one, are miraculously in excellent condition. Surprising after 39 years of Type 1 diabetes. The tough news? The one exception – the main valve, my left anterior descending artery (LAD) is 95% blocked and now has very thin walls, because of diabetes.”
He also took the opportunity to apologize to the people behind his shows in the Kapamilya network for his absence.
In other news, the singer’s wife, Angeli, reported that his heart surgery was successful.
The Kapamilya singer is eager to be back on the stage, perhaps “even stronger than ever before” soon after recovering.
Our prayers are with you, Sir Gary Valenciano!
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