‘Suklay Diva’ Katrina Velarde reveals she had Bell’s Palsy

“Suklay Diva” Katrina Velarde had been off the limelight after joining the Kapmailya talent competition “X Factor Philippines” in 2012.

During her interview in “Tonight With Boy Abunda”, Katrina revealed the reason why she paused from her singing career, saying she had Bell’s Palsy when she was pregnant with her 3-year-old son.

She said, when asked by host Boy Abunda about her condition: “Yes po, habang nagbubuntis po ako nun, seven months po.”

“Actually po, until now hindi po siya pantay,” she added, referring to her face.

According to Katrina, she underwent therapy and that it took a while for her to heal.

“Matagal po yung paghi-heal ko po. Therapy po, kinukuryente po..”

Despite having a break from singing, Katrina is set to hold her solo concert, “SiKat Ako” on February 1, 2018 at the New Frontier Theater.

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