Jessa Zaragoza was rushed to a hospital in San Juan City after experiencing severe stomach pain that turned out to be acute gastroenteritis.
According to Calamba Medical Center.com, acute gastroenteritis, known colloquially as a stomach bug, is "an intestinal inflammation following an infection that affects the mucous membranes present in the stomach and intestine."
This condition, in the vast majority of cases, may be caused by a virus a bacterium.
On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, Jessa recalled the incident via an Instagram post that showed her selfie taken at the emergency room of the Cardinal Santos Medical Center.
She wrote in the caption (published as is), “Maiba naman na post. Ito hindi glamorous. Daming scheds yesterday, akala ko kaya ko nung hapon, pero sabi ko nung pagabi na, teka ‘Parang di ko yata kaya.’
“[Hin]di ko na keri! So, we went straight to the ER at Cardinal Santos. Turns out it was Acute gastoentiritis with Mild dehydration.
"Grabe yung pain sa upper stomach. Namimilipit ako sa sakit. As in.
“ER doctors asked me, ano yung level ng sakit from 1-10. Sabi ko 10.
“The pain was no joke. They had to rule out if it was pancreatitis, because of the region of where the pain was coming from was a cause for concern for that.”
What caused it? The Sing Galing host blamed the pasta.
In the same post, she said, “Sa tingin kong salarin, ay yung pasta na nakain ko the day before [cry emoji], may tama na siguro.
“Ok pa ang lasa pero nag multiply na siguro ang bacteria duon ng di ko nakikita.”
Her stay in the hospital was brief, but it affected some of her showbiz commitments.
“I’m home now, resting. Kakapanghinayang lang din, na-cancel mga scheds na dapat kong tapusin.
“I have to get better first. Sana as soon as possible.”
“Ang hirap magkasakit.”
She added, “Lesson learned; Ingat sa mga kinakain, lalo na sa lagay ng pasta.”
Meanwhile, in the comments section of Jessa's post, her fans and celebrity friends hoped for the singer's fast recovery.