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Regine Velasquez explains she has dyslexia after misspelling Kobe Bryant’s name in tribute

/ 01:48 PM January 28, 2020
Regine Velasquez

Regine Velasquez. Image: Instagram/@ogiealcasid

Regine Velasquez reminded her social media followers that she has dyslexia (reading disorder) after she drew flak for misspelling Kobe Bryant’s name in her tribute to the late basketball star. 

Asia’s Songbird uploaded a photo of the NBA legend on her Instagram page yesterday, Jan. 27, following the news of his death the day before. Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas in California, USA.

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“Sad day #RIPKobe,” Velasquez said in her now-edited post.

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The singer initially misspelled the athlete’s name as “Coby.” Netizens quickly took notice of her mistake and reportedly left negative remarks on her post.

Moments later, Velasquez corrected her spelling of Bryant’s name and removed all comments from her post. She also addressed the rude comments through her Twitter page.

“I always make a mistake with spelling [someone’s] name you can correct me without embarrassing me and it’s ok,” she said.

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The singer then reminded her followers that she has dyslexia and experiences difficulty with spelling.

“Please be kind again you can correct me without making me feel bad,” Velasquez appealed.

Velasquez first admitted that she had dyslexia in an interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal back in 2012. Despite having the learning disorder, she assured her fans that it did not prove to be a hindrance to her singing career.  /ra

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