Months of rumors and speculations regarding Angel Locsin’s medical condition and her supposed upcoming role as Darna has finally been clarified yesterday, March 20. The official Facebook page of ABS-CBN, released a statement regarding the decision to discontinue Angel’s training for the iconic role. The network explained that the decision for Angel to no longer play the role of Darna was a mutual decision. Both parties kept in mind the medical advice of her doctor not to participate in strenuous activities due to avoid risks of further injuring and damaging her spine.
It is remembered that last year, the actress fled to Singapore to undergo an operation and seek therapy for the disc bulge in her spine. However, amidst the surgery, ABS-CBN expressed its gratefulness that Angel still persevered in training for the role. But due to two instances of severe back pain, playing and training for the role was no longer practical for her health.
Although the network is saddened by the fact that Angel Locsin will no longer be portraying Darna, they do promise numerous roles for Angel including a special role in La Luna Sangre with John Lloyd Cruz. She’ll also be starring in a movie with Coco Martin and James Reid.