Gary Valenciano still managed to smile even though he felt chest pains while performing for his 35th anniversary on ASAP on April 22, 2018.
In his interview with Korina Sanchez for Rated K aired last night, July 8, Gary V recalled that during his "Hataw Na" dance number, he already felt: "Umpisa pa lang ng number, nararamdaman ko na na sumisikip ang dibdib ko at may masakit dito sa gitna. Habang nagpe-perform ako, nararamdaman ko na na lalong sumasakit."
The ABS-CBN actor said his Gab Valenciano observed: "Napansin ng anak ko na yung ibang galaw ko, hindi na hataw."
After his performance, Gary hugged his son Gab onstage and described the pain that he felt at that time: "Sabi ko, pray for me kasi sumasakit ang chest ko."
This incident prompted Gary V to seek medical help and doctors found out that one of his main arteries to the heart is 95% percent blocked.
After his heart surgery, Gary V felt pain and doctors discovered that he had cancer cells in his kidney. The doctors operated on him and removed 30% of his kidney, and he is now cancer-free even though he did not undergo chemotherapy and radiation.
Watch how Mr. Pure Energy kept on dancing despite the pain: