MANILA – Singer-actor Lance Raymundo underwent a successful operation on Tuesday to restore his face, which was crushed in a gym accident.
According to DZMM anchor Ahwel Paz, Raymundo now has a titanium implant for his nose and a nylon implant for his eyeball.
“Nilagyan ng titanium ang kanyang ilong at kinailangan lagyan ng nylon implant ‘yung eyeball,” Paz said. “Sinigurado ng mga doktor na maayos ang paningin ni Lance.”
“Kahapon, nakabalot pa ang buong mukha ni Lance at nagpapagaling,” he added.
Citing statements from Raymundo’s doctors and family, Paz said the actor-singer will undergo another operation next month, depending on the rate of his recovery.
“Ooperahan siya sa susunod na buwan, depende sa recovery niya ngayon… Nagpapasalamat ang pamilya niya sa lahat ng nag-alay ng panalangin,” he said.
Part of Raymundo’s face was crushed after an 80-pound barbell accidentally fell on his face.
In a previous interview with The Philippine Star, the actor-singer said the incident “was nobody’s fault.”
Despite what happened, Raymundo is grateful to be alive.
“Had the barbell fell an inch higher, I would have been a goner. Or if it fell four inches lower, it would have struck my neck and the result would have been fatal just the same,” he said.