MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) — On Gary V’s Viber public chat Sunday evening, Angeli Pangilinan updated fans, followers, friends, and family that Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano is recovering from a successful heart surgery.
“As of today, May 6, at 7:30pm, Gary’s heart surgery was successful. Paolo, Gab, Kiana and I visited him at the coronary recovery room and doctors have said he is doing very well. In behalf of our family, I request for prayers for my husband’s speedy recovery,” Angeli said.
It was a post-script to Gary’s statement, which he wrote on Saturday, the eve of his emergency open heart surgery. In it, he explained how, while celebrating his 35th year in show business with a dance performance with his son Gabriel, Gary felt a sensation he’s never felt. “I felt a tightness and pain in my chest,” Gary wrote.
He diligently consulted with his doctors who told Gary his heart was in excellent condition, except for one blood vessel that was “95% blocked and now has very thin walls, because of diabetes.”
Gary said he quickly issued a statement to own the narrative himself and prevent gossip and speculation. “Do not worry please, only pray – I have an expert team of gifted doctors, some of them have taken great care of me for many, many years now.”
His statement was met with loving messages from celebrities including Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar, Aiza Seguerra, and Pops Fernandez.
On Monday morning, Angeli herself posted a photo of Gary’s hand, needles and all and captioned it, “By His stripes Gary IS HEALED!”
On Instagram, Gary’s daughter, model and musician Kiana posted an old photo showing herself with her dad. She captioned it “superman.”