Lea Salonga breaks leg while skiing in Japan

By: - Reporter
/ 08:56 AM January 16, 2019

Lea Salonga

MANILA, Philippines — Grammy-nominated singer Lea Salonga broke her leg while skiing during her vacation in Hokkaido, Japan.

The singer announced the news in an Instagram video posted Wednesday with caption: “An announcement! But know that I’m okay, sense of humor intact. See you all soon, sitting down!”


In the video, Salonga was seen with a thick blanket of snow on the background. She said, “Hey everybody, it’s Lea Salonga and I am making this video from beautiful Hokkaido in Japan where my family and I are having a really fun ski vacation.”

“Now, I’m making this video just to let you know that I’m gonna be taking a couple of extra items in my luggage, namely a pair of crutches. I broke my leg on a slope,” she said.

Salonga recounted not being able to stop while skiing, causing her to crash and break her tibia or the shinbone.

“Clearly, I have not learned the art of stopping so I crashed pretty hard and I broke my tibia,” she said.


But the singer assured fans that this would not stop her concerts from pushing through: “This is just to let you know, I’m okay, I can sing, and I will see you in Hong Kong, in Singapore and the UK, sitting down more than I normally would.”

Salonga and her husband Robert Charles Chien recently flew to Japan to celebrate their 15th anniversary.

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No filter needed. Really. This just might be my new happy place. #Niseko #SkiVacation2019

A post shared by Lea Salonga (@msleasalonga) on

Since arriving in Japan, she had been candidly sharing moments during their “Ski Vacation 2019” trip in a series of Instagram posts. /cbb

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Thank heavens for the snow patrol. Gotta admit, it was a fun ride!

A post shared by Lea Salonga (@msleasalonga) on


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