MANILA -- Actress Angel Locsin might undergo surgery to treat a disc bulge in her spine that forced her to pull out from the upcoming movie on Darna, her boyfriend Luis Manzano said on Tuesday.
"I think mayroon siyang two options na kino-consider. May isa na medyo mas matimbang, so hopefully soon magawa na niya," Manzano told ABS-CBNNews.com in an interview.
But Manzano is optimistic that Locsin will be back on her feet in no time.
"Basta makapagpa-treatment kung sakaling magawa niya 'yung nakaplanong whether 'yung surgery, basta magawa 'yon at maayos 'yung therapy after, she can be 100% again," he said.
"With technology now, sa science ngayon, parang ang bilis (maka-recover). 'Yung last case na nakita after one or two weeks parang medyo okay na. Pero of course she still have to undergo therapy. Hindi pwedeng afternoon eh lahat ay gagawin mo. Siyempre kailangan may kaunting ingat pa din before you're 100%," he added.
Manzano said he is touched that a lot of people are still hoping that Locsin will get to fly again as Darna.
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"Nakita ko nga may mga Instagram pa na Darna will wait for Angel Locsin. Nakaka-touch kasi siyempre ibig sabihin there's no one better for that role," he said, noting that these aren't just "hardcore fans" of his girlfriend.
"Kahit 'yung regular na tao who follows showbiz talagang sinasabi nila na iba 'yung naging tatak ni Angel as Darna. So thank you. I guess on behalf of Angel maraming salamat doon sa nagsasabing kung kayang antayin, antayin sana," Manzano said.
Asked if there's still a possibility for Locsin to still do the Darna movie, Manzano said: "Sana. Siguro not just dahil sa clamor ng tao but kahit ang management ay nakikita na 'Oo nga ano baka naman kaya pa ngang hintayin si Angel.' So sana."