Former actress Nadia Montenegro, who recently suffered a mildheart stroke, appeared on Showbiz Central's "Central Jury" yesterday, November9, to explain the issues involving her in the past weeks.
Nadia learned only by chance that she was having a silent stroke when she had to take some medical tests before she could gothrough liposuction.
In the interview, the 36-year-old showbiz personalityexplained, "Nagkaroon ako ng silent heart attack. Hindi ko alam na may gano'n kasi..."
When asked if it was caused by the stress that came from theintrigues involving her, Nadia answered indirectly, "Basta nagpa-check up ako,nagpa-ECG [electrocardiogram] ako, nagpa-2D echo [two-dimensionalechocardiography] ako, nakita nga na mayroong nangyari sa puso ko. Siguro,siyempre, overweight nandiyan na, nandiyan na 'yong stress, nandiyan na 'yongnapabayaan ko na rin talaga siguro 'yong sarili ko, 'yong health ko, sa dami narin ng problema."
Nadia assured the Showbiz Centralhost Rufa Mae Quinto, however, that there's nothing to worry about. She explained, "So,noong nakita 'yon, nakita na na-enlarge 'yong left side ng heart ko and merongisang artery na kailangan, kumbaga, ingatan ko. But since bata pa ako, 36, hindinasugatan 'yong puso ko. So, nakukuha pa sa gamot."
This health condition prompted Nadia to quit smoking.
"I'm so happy to say na I don't smoke anymore," said Nadia. "I'vebeen smoking for more than 20 years of my life. I stopped smoking dahil sinabina rin ng mga anak ko, ‘Ma, tama na.' So, hindi na rin ako nag-i-smoke. Sana, sana, matuluy-tuloy ko."
ON GRETCHEN BARRETTO. Nadia was asked about different local showbizpersonalities, with whom she had an issue recently. First, she was asked about Gretchen Barretto.
Nadia's good friend and Showbiz Central guest jurorLotlot de Leon asked her, "Recently daw ay nagkita kayo ni Gretchen sa birthdayni Tita Annabelle [Rama on October 25], hindi daw kayo nagpansinan?
Nadia replied, "Hindi kami nagpansinandahil hindi kami nagkita. Nagkataon na 'yong party sa Yacht Club, sinadya yatani Tita Annabelle na tig-isa kami sa yate. Hindi, joke lang 'yon. Magkahiwalay[kami ng yate], so walang isnaban, walang dedmahan, walang nangyaring gano'ndahil hindi kami nagkita."
Rufa Mae then asked, "E, kung sakaling magkita kayo?"
Nadia's short answer was, "Hindi naman kami bastos, pareho namankaming may pinag-aralan. I'm sure...smile."
Following this, Showbiz Central asked for Nadia'sreaction about Gretchen's statement saying, "I have chosen to forgive her[Nadia]." (Click here to read related article )
"'Yong magpatawad, napakadali," Nadia explained. "Napakadalilang magpatawad, sino ba naman ako? Angsinasabi ko lang, mahirap na bumalik sa dati. 'Yon lang, kumbaga, parang nabigay ko na 'yong 101 percent ko sakaibigan ko. 'Yong pagmamahal hindimawawala 'yon, pero 'yong sakit nandoon pa.
She continued, "'Yong pagpapatawad napakadali, ewan ko kungnaiintindihan ninyo 'yon. Mangyayari at mangyayari kapag kaming dalawa na langsiguro. Mahirap kasi dahil 'yong mga sitwasyon na nagkikita kami, paratingshowbiz..."
ON ROSE FLAMINIANO. Next, Nadia was asked about talent manager Rose Flaminiano, who taggedher as the "sulsoltant" of returning actor Gabby Concepcion. (Click here to read related article )
Rufa Mae asked, "Tungkol naman kay Mommy Rose, ano na anglagay noon?" To which Nadia replied,"Hindi ko alam. Kamusta na ba siya?"
Then, she recalled how the issue between them started. "Alammo kasi, wala naman talagang naging issue, wala naman talaga akong naging issuekay Rose Flaminiano. Sila naman ang may binabato sa akin. Kumbaga, parang, howdo you call it, sila ang may ina-accuse sa akin na wala namang katotohanan."
Trying to not to say anything further about the talentmanager, Nadia just said, "Ako, pinapanalangin ko na sana malusutan niya lahatitong gulong pinasukan niya, napasukan niya, at mga problemang kailangan paniyang ayusin."
ON CRISTY FERMIN. After Rose Flaminiano, Rufa Mae askedNadia about the suspended The Buzz host Cristy Fermin. The question was,"Kumusta naman? Feeling mo ba vindicatedka after [ma-suspend si Cristy]?
Instead of being glad about it, Nadia told the ShowbizCentral host, "I always said na hindi mo puwedeng ika-rejoice 'yongnangyari, masyadong maraming tao ang nasaktan. Walang nanalo, e, talo lahat. Natalo siya,natalo ako, nasaktan ang mga anak ko, nasaktan siya... Wala. Sino angnanalo? Wala. Ang nangyari lang, maydivine mercy na gumitna at nagtanggol sa mga anak ko."
KILLER TASK AND KILLER QUESTION. In the "Central Jury" portion of Showbiz Central, the guest is always askedto choose between "killer task" and "killer question." However, the guest has the option not to do the "killer task" or answer the "killerquestion." Nadia was all game though and she chose notonly one but both of the challenges.
For the "killer question," Nadia was asked to reveal thereason of her rumored ugly confrontation with Gretchen which happened earlythis year at Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City (Click here to read related article ).
Nadia couldn't give the exact details, but she still managedto explain that, "Hindi naging maganda ang nangyari dahil pareho kamingnagsalita ng masasakit sa isa't isa. Pero, siguro, ang matindi doon ay noong nagkamurahan kami. Hindi konaman puwedeng sabihin kung ano 'yong mura, di ba? So, 'yon, nagkamurahan kami."
Lastly, for the killer task, Nadia was ordered to end hersupposed rift with former actress Rochelle Barrameda, who was on the phone atthat time.
While reading the instruction, Nadia already clarified thatshe never had a misunderstanding with Rochelle. So, when Rochelle came throughthe line, Nadia immediately asked, "Nagkatampuhan ba tayo, mare?"
Rochelle answered, "Hindi naman. 'Yon, e, tayo lang namanang nakakaalam talaga kung ano ang totoong bagay-bagay. Ang importante is okeytayo."
She then described the kind of friend Nadia is to her. "Kahitnaman hindi tayo nagkikita in person... Si Nadia kasi lagi niya akong tsine-checkup kung okey ako, 'yong mommy ko. Kahit talagang hindi kami nagkikita, sinasabiniya, talagang tsine-check niya kung kumusta na ang kalagayan ko. At saka doonko rin talaga nalaman na may problem pala siya sa heart. Sana okey ka na,mare."