Prayers pour in as Joey Albert's colon cancer recurs. Photo taken from the singer's official Facebook page
MANILA - "Her colon cancer had recurred."
This was the message posted on the Facebook account of Joey Albert on March 26, much to the surprise of many of the singer's friends.
The post read: "On January 28, 2015, Joey's medical tests confirmed that her colon cancer had recurred. Please join us, her Facebook administrative team, in praying for her successful surgery tomorrow, March 27th."
"Let's claim another victory over cancer for our beloved Joey!" it continued.
In 1995, Albert successfully fought cervical cancer but was diagnosed with colon cancer eight years later.
On March 28, Albert's daughter Trixie Pacis gave an update on Instagram about her mother's condition.
She wrote: "Surgery was a success and mama bear is getting some much needed rest. Thanks to everyone for all the love and support."
Albert, who had collaborated with other well-known Filipino artists such as Jose Mari Chan and Pops Fernandez, is a multi-awarded singer. Her discography boasts more than 20 studio albums.