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Gym Accident: 80-pound barbell fell on Lance Raymundo's face



Manila, Philippines - Singer-actor Lance Raymundo was rushed to the hospital last week after a gym accident. An approximately 80-pound barbell fell on his face that caused multiple facial bone fractures and totally crushing his nose and middle face.

Lance Raymundo Instagram photo

In a statement posted on Facebook from Lance Raymundo's mom, Nina Zaldua-Raymundo, she said that the accident happened last Wednesday March 19, 2014 at 10am.

"My son had a freak accident at the gym, an approximately 80 lbs. metal barbell fell on his face while he was laying down on his back at the bench press."

Raymundo's mom said that the person who was assisting him on his workout accidentally dislodged the barbell on top of Lance's face when he leaned forward. Luckily with God's grace his skull and his neck were spared as injuring those two parts would have been fatal.

"Lance will undergo 2 major reconstructive facial procedures. The first one tentatively set on Tuesday, March 25 and the next approximately 2-3 weeks after, and the doctors gave assurance that Lance's face will be 100% restored," she said.

In the same statement, she announced: " To all producers, casters, production houses, movie outfits and directors with whom Lance have contractual obligations would be safe to estimate that he will be out of commission for 3 months. If he recovers sooner than that we will publicly advise."

"Being a public figure, Lance would like this unfortunate incident that he encountered to serve as a warning and a safety reminder to everyone who goes to the gym to practice extra precaution and give 100% focus to avoid similar accident in the future.", she added.

Meanwhile, she thanked all who showed support to her son.

"We, our family and Lance would like to thank all the kind souls who voluntarily brought him in the emergency room and stayed with him until I arrived, particularly Paolo and Butch. We will continuously update everyone. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for my son, please continue to pray for his wellness. Lance would personally thank everyone who has been sending him good wishes through SMS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Each and every message are being read to him, but he is unable to respond he is advised not to strain his eyes."

Photo Credit: Lance Raymundo (Instagram account)