MANILA, Philippines – If there's anyone who can emerge from surgery and still be adorable, it's Liza Soberano.
The actress recently underwent surgery for her injured finger in the United States, and a video now circulating on social media shows her waking up from it and not really recognizing who her boyfriend is.
In the video, taken from the Instagram stories of Liza's aunt Jonilyn Castillo, Liza is shown lying on a hospital bed and still apparently coming down from the effects of anesthesia.
When her on- and off-screen partner Enrique Gil turns up at her bedside with flowers, she asks him: "Who are you?"
"It's me, it's Quen," he replies, laughing.
She then continues to ask him who he is, while drifting in and out of sleep.
Hopie: who are you? Quen: it's me, it's quen hehe It's okay hopie, quen is right there We pray for your smooth and fast recovery @lizasoberano #BeStrongHopie pic.twitter.com/C1RQvxqEft — Hope Elizabeth (@milyn_hopie) July 4, 2019
She later posted several photos on Instagram on July 6, to show the metal plates that were placed in her finger, which she said "will never function in the same way again." (Warning: The images are graphic.)
"Finally done with my last procedure in hopes of fixing my finger," she said.
View this post on Instagram Caution graphic content Finally done with my last procedure in hopes of fixing my finger. Unfortunately it will never function the same way again but atleast its there! Sorry for sharing such gruesome photos. A post shared by Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) on Jul 5, 2019 at 7:15pm PDT
Earlier in June, Liza took some time off as she healed from a bone infection related to the injury.
"I was supposed to have surgery to remove my plates but, it turns out that we were dealing with more than just protruding hardware. During surgery the doctor discovered that my bone wasn’t healed and that I also had a bone infection," she explained.
View this post on Instagram Hi everyone!!! I know I’ve been M.I.A these past few weeks and I’m sorry for not updating you guys sooner. My managers and I decided to take this time for me to recover fully. I came to LA almost 3 weeks ago thinking I would be here for only 2 weeks. I was supposed to have surgery to remove my plates but, it turns out that we were dealing with more than just protruding hardware. During surgery the doctor discovered that my bone wasn’t healed and that I also had a bone infection (no one is to blame for the infection it just happens sometimes). So now I’m taking anti-biotics through a picc line on my left arm. As soon as my infection is clear I will have my 2nd (and possibly 3rd) surgery. Thats pretty much it. I just want to thank my tita Joni, my managers and ABS-CBN for taking good care of me all throughout this process. Lizquens and Liza supporters thank you for all the get well soon messages. I love and miss all of you!! Please keep me in your prayers hehe. A post shared by Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) on Jun 5, 2019 at 9:44am PDT
The injury, which she sustained while filming the teleserye Bagani in 2018, required Liza to undergo several surgeries, and led Liza to drop out of her role as the iconic superhero Darna in the upcoming film remake. – Rappler.com