Singer Morissette Amon revealed on Sunday, January 16, that she had been infected with the novel coronavirus and was hospitalized.
On Instagram, Morissette said that she and her fiancé, Dave Lamar, tested positive for COVID-19 with "mild, flu-like symptoms." However, she was confined to the hospital due to an issue with her colon called diverticulitis.
According to health information website WebMD, diverticulitis is the infection or inflammation of pouches that can form in the intestines. It can cause, among others, severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea, diarrhea, and chills.
During her confinement, Morissette said she "had to take several IV medications, which unfortunately triggered my super bad headaches then lead to vomiting."
"I couldn't even eat 'cause I'd just throw it all up," she added.
The "Akin Ka Na Lang" singer said she was in the hospital for a week before finally being discharged this weekend.
"This weekend, I was finally discharged with lots of meds to take with and take note but grateful that I'm allowed to continue my quarantine and healing at home," she said. "Thank God for DJ (Dave) who was discharged earlier but stayed in the hospital room with me to keep me company. We would just play Pinoy Henyo ('cause it somewhat didn't require me using a phone that also triggered my migraines) to pass the time."
Morissette, known as the "Asia's Phoenix" of local showbiz, went on to thank those who helped and prayed for her and Dave during their ordeal with COVID-19.
"I'm still on the road to recovery but feeling a whole lot better now," she added.
Morissette, 25, joins a growing list of celebrities who recently announced getting infected with the virus, amid a fresh surge of COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Philippines on Sunday, January 16, recorded 37,154 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the overall tally to 3,205,396.
Out of that number, 28,856 are active cases, 2,864,633 are recoveries, and 52,907 are deaths.