WATCH: EXCLUSIVE - The "ASAP" Hosts Share Their Get-Well-Soon Messages For Gary Valenciano
Earlier this month, it was reported that Gary Valenciano underwent an emergency open heart surgery. This was after he felt "a sensation I'd never felt before," following a performance with his son, Gabriel, for the celebration of his 35th anniversary in the entertainment scene. Mr. Pure Energy further shared that he felt "tightness and pain in my chest."
In an Instagram post on artist agency & production/events group Manila Genesis, run by his wife Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano, the great news of Gary's successful operation was shared, with details on his condition. Angeli has been updating everyone as well with the inspiring recovery journey of Gary, documenting it on social media every step of the way.
Waiting for results for an open heart surgery is like giving birth. Apprehension. Anxiety. Agitation. Tips to waiting for results for a major operation. Family only. Only close staff and family friends. And only prayer can truly seal your fears. Man makes the plans but God determines the steps. Prayers move mountains. This was a huge mountain but we either climbed it or told it to move. We prayed for a miracle and we received it ! Gary is defying medical statistics! The mountain moved! Halleuiah ! #miracles #thevalencianos
On the third day, May 8, he stood up and walked. The discipline and determination of my husband have never ceased to amaze me. So even after a super major open heart double bypass surgery, he has been doing his breathing and chest coughing exercises religiously because he is determined to use his second life and his new heart to accomplish his unfinished mission on this earth. The day before his surgery, he faced the window and looked at the horizon and said “I wish I could sing the song .. “ and proceeded to sing “Take this cup away from me..” then took a deep breath and went back to his bed. The cup wasn’t taken away ... and so his next season in a most difficult but victorious life journey begins. Gary remains standing. To Jesus be all glory, honor and praise. #garyvalenciano #mrpureenergy #thevalencianos #prayforgaryv #openheartsurgery #babysteps #garybegantowalk #newheart #3xstronger
Last tube out! “Let’s get this guy home.” The cardiologist Dr. Enrique Posas said! God gave me, my mom, our sisters, Samantha, my nieces, my staff, my children & Mamita a wonderful gift. Gary is checking out this morning on Mother’s Day ?? Thank you for all the love and the prayers ! Happy Mother's Day! I love you all. Tweet it!!! Post it! Praise the Lord because ~ #GaryVisGoingHome
Finally, on Mother's Day, May 13, Gary shared that he was discharged from the hospital and sent home to continue recuperating. During this recovery period, Gary says he relies wholeheartedly to the Lord to bring him back to his "ideal level of strength."
#Repost @garyvalenciano (@get_repost) ··· Finally going home????????????Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers. You already are as special as you are. I♥?U What a blessing you have been to us all?? #GaryValenciano #GaryV #ManilaGenesis #PrayForGaryV @angelipv @chuckgomez05 @ninyadetorres @smurfee2369 @vinapareja @christinaluna @ginavalenciano @teamvalencianofc @valencianolover @valencianosquad @gvegroup_family @welovegaryv
Small but significant steps toward the direction of healing. The bike is one thing I love and have missed and I’m thankful that I can pedal again. Help me not to rush to get better Lord. Teach me to rely on You wholeheartedly. I sense you’re bringing me back to my ideal level of strength and that’s exciting. Thank you ??????????????
Day 16. Rehab Day #7 Getting stronger everyday by God’s grace and your prayers. Thank you everyone. I was reading your messages the other night and couldn’t stop shedding tears, touched by all your love and prayers. They inspire us to carry on the fight, though I must say it is a tough battle. I myself had a scoliosis spine surgery in 1986 in Hong Kong and the memories flooded back. This is certainly character-building and faith-stretching. I feel so blessed to actually live the verse “Pick up your cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) We are privileged to share in a fraction of the sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ. ...His grace is sufficient; His power is made perfect in our weakness.... (2 Corinthians 12:9) We can do all things through Him who strengthens us. (Philippians 4:13) #garyvishome #garyvalenciano #thevalencianos #cardiorehab #openheartsurgery @garyvalenciano @asapofficial @yourfacesoundsfamiliarph @yourfaceph @itsshowtimeofficial_ig @manilagenesis
As he tries to get his "pure energy" back, his ASAP co-hosts have expressed how much they miss having Gary on the set. In this exclusive video, Billy Crawford, Toni Gonzaga, Bea Alonzo, Zia Quizon, Robi Domingo, Yeng Constantino, Angeline Quinto, Morissette Amon, Erik Santos, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Martin Nievera shared what they like most about Gary and sent their get-well-soon messages and words of encouragement to him.
Produced by Joanna Ko