Despite causing a stir online almost a week ago after insinuating that he would be leaving It's Showtime, Vice Ganda clarified that he would definitely go back to the show after his health improves. "Oo. Anuba. Basta kapag maayos na lahat babalik ako," Vice said in an interview on October 29 at the birthday and 10th anniversary celebration of his best friend Coco Martin.
The comedian in earlier reports claimed that his departure would be purely due to health reasons because he needs to rest. "Kanina galing ako sa St. Lukes to get checked. Medyo umayos na ‘yung itsura nung larynx ko, nung nodes ko. Maaaliwalas na. Hindi na siya masyadong punong puno na mucus. Andun pa rin ‘yung polyp eh na inaalam nila kung cyst siya or polyp," he discussed with the press.
According to Vice, he actually has an option to undergo a biopsy however "Kailangan kong magpahinga ng dalawang linggo. Total voice rest." (A biopsy is a procedure to remove a piece of tissue or a sample of cells from one’s body so that it can be analyzed in a laboratory.)
"For now hindi ko siya kayang gawin kasi nagmo-movie ako. So sabi dahil hindi ko magagawa, prinolong ‘yung gamot ng dalawang linggo pa kasi titignan kung gaganda 'yung sitwasyon after two weeks. Pero kung after two weeks hindi pa rin gumaganda ang sitwasyon kailangan na talaga siyang operahan. Pero sabi nga ng doktor 'wag daw akong matakot kasi wala naman daw hihiwain sa loob," Vice shared.
The actor-host is currently finishing Praybeyt Benjamin 2, his Metro Manila Film Festival entry which is directed by Wenn Deramas.
How did he feel when the doctor told him about his condition? "Ako kasi masaya akong nalalaman hangga't maaga eh kesa 'yung malalang malala na. Eh ako kung wala nga lang rin akong masyadong maraming ginagawa, kung wala akong pelikula eh iiwan ko ito lahat eh. Kaya lang kailangan kong matapos itong Praybeyt Benjamin for the film fest," he said.
Since opening up about his hiatus on It’s Showtime, a lot speculated that this was because he reportedly had a spat with someone from the team. An issue which. Vice claimed to be false.