Optimum star Claudine Barretto told ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe the reason behind her confinement in the hospital for two days and also assured her worried fans that she’s doing well after taking some tests.
“I’m feeling better but I’m still sick. Nung una UTI talaga daw. Nagkaroon ako ng fever so pagka-check sa akin, when they got the tests, it was UTI. Nung nag-ultrasound na, nalaman na may cyst pala ako tapos nag-rupture siya so 'yung pain was really unbearable. I was at the hospital already Wednesday,” she said.
Since she has prior commitments before getting sick, she decided to check out of the hospital after two days and fulfill her commitments like promoting her comeback movie “Etiquette for Mistresses,” which will be showing in cinemas on September 30.
“Kailangan ko na lumabas ng hospital kasi may ‘Showtime’ and may mall tours. Siyempre kailangan work na muna, gusto ko talaga makapag-promote kasi this is my comeback film. Sabi ko nga bakit ngayon pa [ako nagkasakit] kung kailan promo and all. Then again, at least 'yung pain ko bearable naman siya ngayon.”
Even though she’s out of the hospital, she will be going back to have her condition checked and to further understand what caused her cysts to rupture.
“They are still going to check kung meron pang mga cyst. Hindi ko nga alam kung bakit nag-rupture kasi the whole time I was in the hospital, I was given heavy pain meds na pang-operation na talaga. Habang ine-explain sa akin na may dalawang cyst ako na nag-rupture, hindi ko na masyado naiintindihan,” she shared.