In a Startalk exclusive aired yesterday, October 6, reporters checked on the health of young actress Iwa Moto who was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday, October 3. She had to be confined due to a ruptured appendix.
"Dapat kasi may taping ako Wednesday. Nasa bahay lang ako. Hindi ko na kinaya ng mga three a.m. Nagpasugod na ako dito," she narrated to Startalk.
The StarStruck finalist said that it was fortuitous she had an appendectomy because a cyst was discovered near her ovary.
"Yung appendicitis ko, ang haba daw [gesturing length]. Nakatusok na daw, pailalim daw. So kailangan na nila kunin. And, yung nga, yung cyst nga kinuha na din nila. Pumutok daw yata yung cyst ko. Lahat naman ng tao, sa point na ganito, dadaan at dadaan. Appendix iyan eh. 'Tsaka, yung cyst hindi ko alam na meron pala ako."
One of her major concerns about the operation was the cut the doctors would have to make on her body. An appendectomy operation usually leaves a scar on the right side of the tummy.
"Bawal po ako hatiin sa gitna. Kung gusto niyo po, bikini cut. Maapektuhan po kasi ang trabaho ko, eh. Ang bilis ko nga maka-recover. Ok naman po ako. Nakaka-kain na ako."
A minor accident also occurred during the taping of one of her shows. In the episode of Nuts Entertainment aired last September 29, Iwa Moto got hurt in "Putetriska," a game wherein the participants have to fit themselves in between a cut-out of person in different positions. Her co-star, Ehra Madrigal, also got hurt in that same game.
"Opo, nagkaroon lang po ng medyo major sa akin kasi sa boobs tumama. Sumabit lang po sa may plywood na patulis. So, nagkaroon ng pasa at gasgas. Masakit talaga. Hindi na po ako nakapag-game noon," she said.
Startalk took the opportunity to ask the star about her lovelife.
Iwa was recently seen in a beer commercial featuring Jet Li. "Hindi. Deadma siya sa akin. Kasi you know, nahihiya ako. Kasi isang international star. Yung pinunta namin doon, lahat kami trabaho," she said.
Iwa was quick to mention that she is currently dating a model.
"Close kami. Basta importante siya sa akin. We're friends as of now. Hindi kami lumalabas. Mantakin mo, magaling siya kumuha ng schedule at alam niya ang schedule ko," she smiled.