Claudine Barretto hospitalized due to infection

Pocholo Barretto on Claudine Barretto's illness: "Her white blood cells are very high & her red blood cells are extremely low. Which is why she is vulnerable and prone to infection," Pocholo said in a brief statement today, June 8.


Claudine Barretto was reportedly hospitalized due to an infection in the lower part of her leg.

In a statement published on ABS-CBN News Online Wednesday, June 8, Claudine’s nephew Cholo Barretto explained that the 36-year-old actress has always been prone to infection.

Cholo also said that it was the reason why his aunt went through a medical operation yesterday, June 7. 

Part of his statement reads, “Her white blood cells are very high & her red blood cells are extremely low.

“Which is why she is vulnerable and prone to infection.”

Cholo then thanked Claudine’s supporters for praying for her fast recovery.

Last Monday night, June 6, Claudine posted a short selfie video right before she headed to the operating room for an unspecified medical procedure.

She also shared a photo with Pocholo, who visited her while she was confined at the hospital.

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