Iza Calzado Opens Up About Her Battle With COVID-19: 'I am alive and for that, I am truly grateful'

She also talked about her *controversial* comment regarding the virus.
PHOTO: Instagram/missizacalzado

For the first time since she was cleared for COVID-19, Iza Calzado took to Instagram to talk about her recent hospitalization. She also mentioned the ~controversial~ comment she made prior to getting admitted to the hospital.

"When I started getting sick, I made a comment on an IG post that was totally misconstrued. I understand how and why that happened and I am sorry if anyone was offended and felt bad about it. Please know that I would never intentionally say anything to hurt others nor celebrate anyone else's suffering. I am a hopeful person and always try see the silver lining in every dark cloud. I am sad that you missed my heart but I also understand your sentiments." 

Iza continued: "After two weeks of battling COVID-19, pneumonia, and a nasty bacteria called Acinetobacter Baumannii, I am alive and for that, I am truly grateful. I know that so many of you sent your love and support and I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you. Please know that even if I didn't get to read all the messages, I felt the love and good energy and that you helped me pull through one of the darkest moments of my life. Everything by God's grace, of course, but your prayers did so much for me. I hope in some way, I can pay it forward." 

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She thanked the healthcare frontliners, especially her doctors and nurses, her ABS-CBN family, and her husband Ben Wintle. She ended her post by saying: "Today, I encourage you to take a moment to thank God for your breath, thank Him for everything and everyone in your life,  and let us continue to pray for those who are suffering and for those who are trying their best to help those in need. Together, we can overcome all of this. Mabuhay!" 

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On March 25, Iza shared that she had been hospitalized for pneumonia and that she was waiting for her COVID-19 test results. A few days later, on March 28, her manager Noel Ferrer confirmed that Iza tested positive for COVID-19 and that she was recovering well.  

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