MANILA, Philippines – Singer Zsa Zsa Padilla revealed that she now looks at life differently after learning that she has a stage 1 cancer in her kidney.
Padilla, who is currently in Los Angeles, told ABS-CBN News in a text message that she just feels blessed that the Lord has given her “many chances at surviving.”
“It can happen to anyone. I’m just blessed God has given me many chances at surviving – my back surgery, my ureter surgery and now this. Stage 1 pa lang. I now look at life differently,” she said.
While she is still grieving over the death of her long-time partner Dolphy, Padilla said she does not feel alone because she knows he is watching over her.
“When we got to LA, we rode the car from the airport, the radio was on and the song, ‘It’s a Wonderful World’ came in. Naiyak ako kasi for me it’s a sign that he was with me and Zia at this trip,” she said.
She also said in a tweet that she is now ready to take on new challenges.
“When life situations get rough, I find myself taking deep breaths... And I am ready to take on new challenges. Living life. One day at a time,” she tweeted.
In a separate interview, Padilla told ABS-CBN News that she has a malignant growth the size of a golf ball inside her kidney according to her doctor at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
Padilla will have surgery on August 27 at Cedars Sinai. If it goes well, she will be out of the hospital in two days and will be back to work in a month. - With reports from Joseph Pimentel, ABS-CBN News