Former First Lady Imelda Marcos will have to wear a cast for a while.
Her son, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., confirmed this after the Ilocos Norte lawmaker fell down the stairs a few hours before the State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday.
“She had MRI this morning and it showed she has a slight fracture so she will have to wear a small cast for awhile,” Marcos told Yahoo! Southeast Asia.
Marcos said doctors also advised his mother to rest for a few days to ensure her fast recovery from the minor injury.
But the veteran senator is confident his mother will be well in no time.
“It probably won’t slow her down at all. And I’m sure she’ll still show up (in Congress sessions). She cannot stand doing nothing,” Marcos said.
On Monday afternoon, the wife of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was brought to the Philippine Heart Center after she fell down the stairs inside Batasang Pambansa Complex.
Dr. Richard Dizon, head of the medical division in the House of Representatives, treated the 84-year old lawmaker with first aid before advising her to go to a hospital for further check up. Marcos had just come out of the morning session from the plenary hall when she fell down the stairs at the North Wing Lobby.
Witnesses said the former First Lady, who was wearing a long brown Filipiniana dress, was able to get up and walk despite falling down three steps on the stairs.
She was immediately ushered to the nearby office of the House minority leader on the lower ground floor in House of Representatives’ North Wing Lobby. Marcos, who is on her second term as representative of Ilocos Norte’s second district, failed to attend President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s fourth (SONA).