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Marjorie Barretto says she had a 'wake-up call' after recent hospitalization: 'Health is truly wealth'

By Melanie Uson Published Sep 01, 2023 5:54 pm

Marjorie Barretto shared how her recent hospitalization helped her reflect on how “health is truly wealth” and stressed the importance of living a healthier lifestyle. 

The former actress-politician took to Instagram to share about her recent health scare on Thursday, Aug. 31. 

“Just as I thought August was about to end quietly, I had to spend the last week of the month in fear and found myself asking myself so many whys,” she began.  

“Health is truly wealth. Nothing else matters more than that. Feeling bad I terrified my kids for a while,” she continued. 

In the video, Marjorie shared several photos of her on a hospital bed, random snaps in the hospital, as well as photos with her children Claudia, Julia, Dani, and Leon with actor and Julia’s boyfriend Gerald Anderson and Dani’s husband, Xavi Panlilio who all looked out for her during her period of hospitalization. 

She pointed out how mothers “don’t have the right to get sick.” 

“Single [moms] have to stay in their best form ALWAYS. But I’m good now, much better, not 100 percent yet but definitely a wake up call for all of us in the family,” she wrote. 

“Maybe a healthier lifestyle, lots of stress I need to dump (that’s what my Doctor advised) I need to surrender to God’s will and lots of prayers that this doesn’t happen to me again,” she added. 

She furthered how she wanted to update her followers about this part of their lives, stressing that “[it’s] not fun all the time.” 

“We have our bad days, and in those kind of days I am reminded that I am blessed to have [five] strong and wonderful children and a great son in law Xavi and even Gerald who all rushed to hospital late at night [because] Julia was so far away and she needed to be assured I was okay till she got back,” she added. “Praying for a better September.” 

Marjorie did not disclose the specific health condition she had, but she mentioned that she underwent an MRI scan.

Celebrities and personalities poured out their love and support to the family. 

“Get well soon, Tita Marj!! Praying for your speedy recovery,” Aika Robredo wrote. Jillian also commented: “Get well soon, tita Marj!” 

“Mommy Marj!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you!!!! Praying for you!!!!!!!!!!! Good bye stress na talaga!!!!!!!! Do everything that makes you happy mommy marj, YOU DESERVE IT!!!!!” television host Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla wrote. 

“Marj.. praying your speedy recovery & may God’s embrace continue to comfort you and your family.. Get well soon,” actress Charlene Gonzalez-Muhlach wrote. 

“Praying for u momshiemarj, take care and get well soon, and fast recovery, marami nagmamahal sayu momsheimarj,” actress-host Melai Cantiveros-Francisco wrote.