Vice Ganda leaves 'Showtime' due to damaged vocal cords

Comedian Vice Ganda is leaving “It’s Showtime” temporarily due to a throat problem. The TV host underwent digital stroboscopy recently.

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Vice Ganda undergoes digital stroboscopy (Photo: praybeytbenjamin/Instagram)
According to the E-Medicine-Medscape website, stroboscopy is “a special method used to visualize vocal fold vibration.”

On Monday, the 37-year-old box office actor on his official Twitter account @vicegandako said the upper part of his vocal cords is seriously damaged.


According to Wikipedia, a polyp is “an abnormal growth of tissue projecting from a mucous membrane. It occurs elsewhere in the body where mucous membranes exist like the vocal folds.”

In a series of posts on the micro-blogging site, Vice explained his situation saying he would undergo surgical operation if his throat problem worsens. The comedian said he misses talking.


On Tuesday, Vice tweeted about his trip to St. Lukes hospital for a check-up. He also shared on Instagram a photo of him undergoing a digital stroboscopy, managed by Dr. Melfred Hernandez.


Now you know what damaged Vice Ganda’s vocal cords!