Gary V optimistic Zsa Zsa will get through ordeal


Posted at Aug 21 2012 01:26 PM | Updated as of Aug 22 2012 02:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Singer Gary Valenciano is optimistic his “ASAP 2012” colleague, singer Zsa Zsa Padilla, will be able to get through her latest ordeal.

On Sunday, ABS-CBN News reported that Padilla was diagnosed with a stage one cancer in her kidney.

Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano

Valenciano said Padilla is “not just a strong woman, she also has wisdom.”

The "X Factor Philippines" judge also said he will continuously pray for Padilla’s recovery and that his family will always be behind the singer-actress if ever she needs anything.

According to Valenciano, Padilla informed him of her condition through a text message even before she granted an interview to ABS-CBN News in Los Angeles.

But Valenciano shared that Padilla is in high spirits because she is optimistic that she will be immediately cured.

Padilla also told him that she does not need to undergo chemotherapy.

Padilla is currently in the United States and is set to go under the knife on August 27 at at Cedars Sinai. If the surgery goes well, she will be out of the hospital in two days and will be back to work in a month. – wtih report from