MANILA -- Former beauty queen Charlene Gonzalez is now recovering after undergoing a laparoscopic appendectomy.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Gonzalez shared a photo of her hospital wristband.
This is the reason she missed last Monday's red-carpet premiere of "Nuuk," the latest movie of her husband Aga Muhlach, she said.
The celebrity couple's twins Atasha and Andres also celebrated their 18th birthday on Wednesday at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City to be with their mother.
In the caption, the former beauty queen thanked the hospital and her doctors for taking care of her and her family.
"I went in for a check up for pain in the right lower abdomen, hip area. My blood test were normal but my CT Scan showed otherwise. I had appendicitis and needed immediate surgery the same day to remove my appendix to prevent rupture," Gonzalez wrote.
"Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the 'Nuuk' premiere, which I was so looking forward to watch, I will watch it during the regular screening," she added.
"Here’s to a fast and swift recovery," Gonzalez said, adding that she is doing well now and on her way to rest and recover.