Jed Madela reveals medical condition resulting from an accident.
On Tonight with Boy Abunda
, Jed Madela talked about his medical condition that resulted from an accident during one of his concerts about five years ago.
“I have a problem with my lower back,” the singer shared. “I have two herniated discs and it’s degenerative. I’m not sure if it’s slipped disc but it’s something really serious because it’s in the spine.”
“It can’t be cured, it’s degenerative,” the host interpolated. He was then asked if it was genetic.
Jed explained, “No, it was caused by an accident. Sa concert, I was walking down the stairs and then I had a misstep, five or six years ago, and I just completely forgot about it. Hindi ko siya pina-doctor and then when it started bothering me, doon ko na pina-check, and yun may problema.”
The singer also shared that when his condition strikes—this happened to him twice already—it would be so painful that he could hardly walk. “I can’t walk, I have to hold on to something.”
Although the singer is no longer under medication, he is still undergoing rehabilitation, and cannot be left alone. “I can’t, I’m doing rehab now. And the doctor told me na kailangang mag-lose ng weight, not for anything, but for hindi mahirapan yung spine to support my weight. It is something that I should take care of,” Jed shared.
Furthermore, the singer explained the effect of his injury in his performances. “Like whenever I do concerts now, requirement na talaga is a high stool and mic stand. I can’t stand up for matagal, I have to sit down. Pag nakaupo naman ako, I can’t sit for a long time, I have to stand up again pero may support. It’s mind boggling actually, nakaka-praning siya.”