Boy Abunda opens up on his medical condition

The host explains his long absence from his talk shows

According to a report from on Sunday (September 7), Boy Abunda has revealed the reason behind his long absence from his talk shows.


In an emotional interview with The Buzz on Sunday, Abunda explained that he had 300 mL of abscess in his liver that needed to be aspirated. The complicated procedure, which he said involved passing through his ribcage, took as long as three days to finish.


He narrated his experience, saying, "May mga araw, hindi ko po mabilang, ang blood extraction na ginagawa po sa aking katawan, hinang-hina po ako. Ang sakit, sakit, sakit, sakit po ng aking nararamdaman. For the first time, kahit naroon yung mga mahal ko sa buhay, kahit naroon si Bong [Quintana, his longtime partner], naroon yung mga nurses, naroon yung aking kapatid, for the first time in my life, doon ko po naramdaman yung ...may episode ho pala, na ikaw lang at ang Diyos, and you are stripped naked of everything."


Abunda added that his stay in the hospital "humbled" him and said that after his discharge on August 23, he went on vacation to recover.


He also thanked the people who stayed with him while he was sick, including Bong Quintana, his family, Charo Santos-Concio, Gretchen Barreto, and his co-host and friend Kris Aquino.


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