Tuesday, May 1, Toni Gonzaga dives in the pool for a scene in the commercial that she is shooting. Instead of a clean plunge, she hits the tiles face first.
"Nag-groggy ako. Sumakit iyong ulo ko, parang naalog, e, kasi ang lakas ng impact. Tapos naramdaman ko iyong pressure sa ngipin ko. Na-numb na itong [mouth area]. Right after that numb, so wala na akong nararamdaman," the TV host-actress narrated in a taped interview with The Buzz that aired yesterday, May 6.
She recounted, "Ang pinakanaaalala ko noon, underwater, nahihilo ako. Then, nagko-cross na 'yong paningin ko, so I tried to get out of the water. Ayun, nagtakbuhan na lahat sa akin. Iyon, may mga dugo na."
Toni sustained injuries in her mouth, causing her upper lip to tear and bleed.
"Ito iyong pinaka-worse na damaged na part [mouth]. Ito iyong first na tumama. Itong part na ito. Ito iyong worst. Napunit talaga siya," she explained.
"I was rushed sa Makati Medical Center right away," Toni continued to narrate. "Hindi na siya ini-stitch. May bagong technology na parang skin glue, instead of stitching it. Sobrang sakit! Wala namang anaesthesia iyong skin glue, e. Talagang [binuka] lang iyong skin tapos dinikit na siya."
Toni had to take a leave of absence from her three shows—Wazzup Wazzup, Pinoy Big Brother, and ASAP '07. She is on her way to recovery and will try to go to work as soon as her condition gets better.
"Hangang ngayon, masakit pa rin siya. Hindi pa rin ako puwedeng magsalita in a normal way. I can't host... Hindi dapat nag-i-stretch dapat kapag nagsasalita... Probably on Monday [May 7], I can go back to work pag natanggal na. Titingnan pa iyong itsura. Bawal akong tumawa kasi bumubuka," she said.
Two of Toni's reported suitors visited her.