Sharon Cuneta, the 49-year-old Filipina singer, actress and TV host announced this week that she was diagnosed with a fungal infection, which required her to be hospitalized for five days, according to the superstar’s Twitter account.

cunetaOn Facebook Tuesday, Cuneta said, “Okay. Chest x-ray okay. But fungal infection pa. Ngee. Longer to heal but at least it’s being addressed na. Low albumin (Been dieting kasi. Ayan, pause na naman.), so they’re adding a vitamin with that and proteins to my I.V.. Please pray that whatever else isn’t suppoesd to be in my body goes away na. Love you all. Thanks so much. God is good! Pulmonologist next.”

It is not specified what is the fungal etiology of her infection.

On Saturday, she announced her discharge from St. Luke’s Medical Center in Manila. “Hi, everyone. I got home just yesterday after five days of confinement, she said.

“I was supposed to have a couple more tests at the hospital and possibly be discharged today, but I requested to leave yesterday as I thought it was also an emotional thing that was keeping me there longer because I really was missing my family too much.

“I love being back home! I am still weak and left the hospital with a new (haaaaay…) cough, and LOTS of meds to take home, so (or but) for some reason I am feeling better today. It’s my family! My Miel, though, got sick and has been down with a high fever since three days ago.”

Thousands of fans came to Facebook to offer their prayers for Cuneta.

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Robert Herriman is a microbiologist and the Editor-in-Chief of Outbreak News Today

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