"It is with a heavy heart na iiwanan ko yung show na 'I ♥ You Pare.' Humihingi po ako ng paumanhin at hindi ko muna matutuloy yung role na I've come to love very, very much already. I miss everybody in the show," Regine said on GMA-7's Sunday variety show "Party Pilipinas" on Sunday, April 10.
The Asia's Songbird said she is leaving the show for health reasons.
"Lately, I've been very sickly. I've been in and out of the hospital. Yun pong aking doctor, pinayuan akong may I should rest for a while. But, I will definitely be back. Hindi ko na lang kayang ituloy yung role ko bilang Tonette," she said.
Regine added, "I would like to say thank you sa aking mga bosses, sa mga Kapuso po talagang totoo. Kasi iniintindi po talaga nila yung sitwasyon ko. Health first before anything else."
The official statement sent by GMA 7 to Yahoo! OMG! Philippines and other entertainment media earlier this week cited "severe migraine attacks" as the reason for her leave. Last February, Regine was rushed to the hospital in the middle of taping for "I ♥ You Pare." She was confined at the Makati Medical Center due to bronchitis for three days.
As previously announced, Iza Calzado will replace Regine as the show's protagonist, Tonette/Tonya.
"Sa akin pong pagbabakasyon, inililipat ko po ang korona at sya na po ang uupo sa trona bilang Tonya," Regine said.
Regine and husband Ogie Alcasid have yet to address reports last week saying Regine is pregnant. In a text message sent to the Philippine Daily Inquirer earlier this week, Ogie said: "To our dear friends, please allow me to apologize for not answering your texts or calls this week. It has not been an easy week. My wife and I just had to focus on things that really matter to us. In due time, we will be ready to answer you. Thank you so much for the concern and the understanding. Again, my apologies and God bless you."
Source! Y! News/ NPPA: Voltaire Domingo for the photo
vid by reigne kirsten