Is Nora Aunor a victim of botched surgery?

By Marlou Tiro, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at May 25 2010 04:50 PM | Updated as of May 26 2010 08:57 PM

Is Nora Aunor a victim of botched surgery? 1TORONTO, Canada – Superstar Nora Aunor told loyal fans Saturday that the concert they were watching was her last. Aunor told the audience that she was advised by her doctor not to sing, or even speak. Through the concert, she was lip synching her songs.

Aunor’s onstage spiels included bits and pieces of information that hinted of a surgical procedure gone wrong and a subsequent lawsuit. There was no official statement.

Backstage, a source claimed Aunor is filing a malpractice lawsuit against a doctor who performed surgery that damaged her vocal cords, effectively ending her career as a singer.

“Hindi ko pa puwedeng sabihin lahat dahil meron akong group of lawyers. Itong usaping ito ay napakadelikado,” said Aunor, who neither confirmed nor denied a lawsuit and botched surgery.

Aunor’s voice was uncharacteristically hoarse and raspy.

The performer cried backstage, saying she was grateful to her fans that have stayed loyal.

“Natutuwa ako sapagkat ang mga tao, noon hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin nawalan ng pag-asa. Masaya ako dahil sila nandito pa rin,” Aunor said.

Tearful fans said they are willing to continue supporting their idol.

“I’m willing to help in prayer and in finance,” said one.

“I’m going to help her, nagsasabi siya ng totoo,” said another.

In February, Aunor told reporters that she was staging a comeback to Philippine show business. To prepare for her return to acting, the actress-singer reportedly underwent “cosmetic enhancement” in Japan, after authorities lifted a 5-year ban preventing her from leaving the US in connection with a drug case.

Aunor was arrested for possession of methamphetamine (shabu) in 2005. It is not clear if the “cosmetic enhancement” she reportedly had done in Japan is the subject of Aunor’s lawsuit. -Balitang America