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The Philippine Singing and Drama Superstar loses her golden voice

Seasoned singer-actress Nora Aunor told her fans during her concert in Australia on May 22 that she lost her singing voice after undergoing a cosmetic surgery in Japan months ago.

Aunor, fondly called as Ate Guy by her fans, did not sing at all on stage but was instead lip synching her songs.

As earlier reported in the, she was quite emotional when she told her fans: “Hindi ninyo alam kung gaano kasakit sa isang performer lalo na sa akin. ‘Yong boses hindi naman pinag-aaralan ‘yon. Bigay sa akin ng Diyos…. Ito ang pinagkunan ko para maiangat ang pamilya ko sa kahirapan (You just don’t know how a performer, like me, is badly hurt [if he loses his voice]. [The] voice is not learned. It’s a God-given gift. It is my source of income for me to lift my family up from poverty.)”

Despite her failed show, her fans still showed their all-out support to their idol.

During the show, Aunor said she is planning to sue for medical malpractice the doctor who performed the botched surgery that damaged her vocal cords and is trying to raise funds to pay her lawyer.

Aunor, who is Nora Cabaltera Villamayor in real life, was born on May 21, 1953. A multi-awarded Filipino actress, singer and producer, she is named “The Superstar in the Philippine Show Business.” For her excellent acting prowess, she has received a lot of international accolades, one of which is the Green Planet Awards as one of the 10 Asian Best Actresses of the Decade,” and is the first actress to win an International acting award in a major Film Festival (Cairo 1995 for the move, “The Flor Contemplacion Story).

As a singer, Aunor, as culled from Wikipedia, has released more than 260 singles and recorded more than 500 songs, over more than 40 albums. She has notched more than 30 gold singles; with estimated sales of one million units, her cover of “Pearly Shells” (1971) is one of the biggest-selling singles in the Philippines.

Since the late 1960s, Nora Aunor has had more than 170 films.

Right now, she is preparing for her major comeback in the show business.


About Danilo Tao-tuan Naraja

I am an expatriate based in Jubail, Saudi Arabia and work in the Admin and HR Division of an oil and gas company. I am an HR practitioner for more than a decade. I used to work for a Cebu-based local newspaper. I love to write human interest stories and started writing when I was still in high school.


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