Andi Eigenmann clarifies facial bruises are from surfing: ‘Nobody beat me up’
Andi Eigenmann recently quelled rumors of her getting hurt and beaten up when she took to social media to address the matter once and for all. Eigenmann shared Instagram Stories on Sept. 12 to show a picture of her bare face, with a bruise on her eye. A wound too can be seen on her nasal bridge.
“Woke up [like] [this],” wrote Eigenmann. “This wound is from not paying attention to my board in the water while I was making kulitan with Dagul. Due to the impact, my eyes and nose swelled up.”
Eigenmenn shared that she was always reminded by Philippine surfing champion Philmar Alipayo (@chepoxz) to be careful “no matter the condition of the waves.”
“It was super low tide, at walang alon, so I was careless,” Eigenmann explained. “And he was right.”
She, too, mentioned an allergic reaction, which she didn’t elaborate on.
Eigenmann shared in her next Instagram Story another photo showing the bruises around her eyes.
“Then after swelling subsided it turned into this. So NO. Nobody beat me up. Nobody hurt me,” she clarified. “I am fine! Accidents happen.”
“I love surfing!” Eigenmann said. “And if no minor accident will make me quit, neither can your nonsense. Hope your day gets as great as mine sometimes too.”
In her last Instagram Story, Eigenmann wrote that the message was for people who are “so good at exaggerating and creating stories in their heads.”
“But my doctor friend told me [it’s] probably from this little tiny wound,” she said, pointing again to the wound on her nasal bridge. “Thought it was from the buting I ate for the 1st time!”
For the unknowing, Eigenmann has foregone the glitz and glamor of show business after sharing last June that she had sold everything to live in Baler in Aurora province. She revealed early this September, too, that she has no helper in Baler as she lives in a simple, modest house with her daughter, Ellie. These days, Eigenmann can often be seen surfing the waves, showing off her long boarding skills and just plain enjoying the sunset.
Early this September she, along with her siblings, also marked the fourth death anniversary of their father, Mark Gil. Gil passed away in September 2014 after a bout with liver cancer—a disease the actor and his family chose not to make public. /ra