Remigio Pereira reveals he’s on the mend after spending two weeks in hospital receiving treatment “for my ITP episode.”
In a Facebook post he wrote on Monday, the former singer for “The Tenors” opens up about what he’s been going through due to his ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets and prevents blood from clotting.
“I’m so sorry I haven’t had the energy [to] write lately… I have been wanting to thank you all for your well wishes, but my health hasn’t been so co-operative,” writes Pereira.
“I wanted to try to put a few words together here to thank you,” he continues. “I’m home from hospital where I was last two weeks getting treatment for my ITP episode. I would like to thank Dr. Qawi and the medical team for being so amazing throughout this whole episode and always pushing forward to get the best help I could get, it gives me great faith in humanity to know that love is here with us through you. To all nurses at the St. Catharines General who took great care of me and even prayed by my bedside during the last two weeks. Without them and your prayers I wouldn’t be here talking to you. Thanks to Corinne for giving up your days off to keep me company even though I wasn’t much company, and for making sure I got the best care.”
He adds: “You all got me through this. I am home now, I have some good days and some bad ones but your prayers have helped me so much. I’ve cried many times seeing your beautiful messages, I’m so deeply touched by your love and am in awe of you all. I’m thankful to God for bringing you all into my life and making it beautiful. You all bring meaning to my existence and I can never thank you enough. Sending Peace, Love and Health to you all.”
Pereira — who was kicked out of “The Tenors” after the controversy that erupted when he altered the lyrics to “O Canada” and help up an “All Lives Matter” sign during a San Diego Padres game — also thanked fans on Twitter for their kind responses.