Kris Aquino, erstwhile presidential daughter and sister, last seen in public during a Leni-Kiko political rally in her home province of Tarlac during the campaign period, has admitted her illnesses have turned for the worse and now life-threatening.
On Monday, the 51-year-old Aquino took to Instagram to clear up online speculations that “she got confined,” “she was rushed to ICU,” and that “she is dying.” None of these were true, she said.
She added: “Masyado kayong advance. I’m not yet dead. I’m going to fight to stay alive.”
In the 8-minute video, Kris began by saying she was soon leaving the country for her treatment.
“[I’ve] always been proud of my honesty and courage. I had wanted to fly out quietly but I owe it to you that my health bounced back, and I want to thank you and tell the truth,” she said in her caption.
Kris has three confirmed autoimmune conditions: chronic spontaneous urticaria, autoimmune thyroiditis, and vasculitis.
The last of which, she said, was found after a third skin biopsy was read by a pathologist here in the Philippines and the United States.
“My team of doctors here and abroad…are all worried about organ damage in my heart and in my lungs. Reason they tried everything to get me out to Houston soonest,” she said.
She added the medicine that could cure her “doesn’t have FDA approval here or in Singapore.”
According to Aquino, her doctors wanted to simultaneously infuse the medicine and “chemotherapy as my immunosuppressant” because she was allergic to steroids.
In the latter part of her post, Kris requested everyone to please stop the hate and bashing on her social media pages, not for her sake but for her two sons.