Nora leaves for US to undergo operation

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 09 2012 06:41 PM | Updated as of Jan 10 2012 06:26 PM

Superstar Nora Aunor. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – Superstar Nora Aunor quietly left Manila for the United States on Sunday night to undergo an operation on her vocal chords.

Aunor lost her "golden voice" after an alleged botched cosmetic procedures in Japan in March 2010.

The singer-actress, who just came back to the Philippines last August, said she is hoping to regain her golden voice after the surgery.

Aunor will have her vocal chords treated in Boston, Massachusetts.

She said she will be staying in America for a month.

"Isang buwan ako doon. Salamat sa mga fans na nandiyan pa rin para sa akin," she said. – Report from Mario Duamaul, ABS-CBN News