By Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 01/10/2012 9:22 AM | Updated as of 01/10/2012 1:27 PM
MANILA, Philippines - International singing sensation Charice arrived in Manila Tuesday on a wheelchair after sustaining a foot injury.
In an interview, the "Glee" star said she injured her little toe while skateboarding in Los Angeles last Christmas
"Actually nangyari po siya ng Pasko dahil ako ay malikot. Nagi-skateboard ako at nahulog ako dahil iniwasan ko ang isang sasakyan na nandoon lang. Nagulat kasi ako. Iiwasan ko sana kaya lang nag-panic ako kaya nadulas ang skate board at nag-crack ang isang buto sa hinliliit," Charice said.
She said she will need to stay in crutches or on a wheelchair for 6 weeks.
Local media were caught by surprise after Charice was spotted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport riding on a wheelchair with her right foot bandaged.
Charice is home to celebrate the birthday of her mother, Raquel Pempengco.
Pempengco, who turned 40 today, said Charice and her family will be celebrating her birthday in Cabuyao, Laguna.
She said Charice will be reunited with her "Little Big Star" co-finalists in a party at a resort on January 14.
"Darating ang Little Big Stars. Invited sila lahat, kumpleto nandoon lahat sila," said Pempengco, referring to singers Sam Concepcion, Ralph Salazar and the other finalists.
"Gusto niya ako sanang sorpresahin pero mukhang siya ang masu-surpresa at nakumpleto ko ang Big Stars," she added.
For Charice, she said that it will be a big event for her as she will have a chance to catch up with her showbiz friends.
"Opo sa birthday ni mommy magkikita-kita kami. Ang plano lang namin, ang magaganap baka may kantahang maganap, pero ang importante ay ang bonding again," she said.
After a brief stay at home, Charice will be going on tour in the Asia-Pacific. She will also hold local concerts at the Araneta Coliseum and Cebu City this March.