Several men allegedly blindfolded Navarro and beat him up when he got in the premises of the condominium.
Rono said Navarro was also threatened and was a victim of extortion, adding they have yet to find out the reason behind the attack.
According to the film director, Navarro will temporarily not be seen on “It’s Showtime,” which airs weekdays and Saturdays, and on his other television projects, as he continues to recover.
Navarro was absent from the noontime program on Thursday and Friday.
Speaking with ABS-CBN News, Rono added Navarro may undergo an operation due to his injuries. He said Navarro is unable to detail the incident as he cannot speak properly.
Chito Rono‘s statement:
“Si Vhong Navarro ay naimbitihan sa isang condominium unit sa Fort ng isang kaibigang babae. At sa di pa malamang kadahilanan, siya ay piniringan, pinagtulungang bugbugin, ginapos, tinakot, at hinihingan ng pera ng isang grupo ng kalalakihan noong January 22, Miyerkules.
“Si Vhong ay kasalukuyang nagpapagaling at mawawala ng pansamantala sa ‘It’s Showtime’ at iba pa niyang proyekto.”
Via ABS-CBN News / Photo Credit to the owner