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Tuesday June 23, 2009

Ida Nerina not assaulted, says manager

PETALING JAYA: Actress Ida Nerina’s manager has denied reports that she fell down the stairs in her home because she was assaulted.

“Those allegations are absolutely untrue because she slipped and fell while rushing up the stairs and injured her spine,” Fizar Harun said.

She said this when contacted by mStar, the Malay online news portal of The Star, yesterday morning.

Reports said that Ida’s fall on Sunday at a condominium in Persiaran Syed Putra resulted in spinal injuries which could cause her to be paralysed.

The Akademi Fantasia Season Seven (AF7) instructor was reportedly taken to the Pantai Medical Centre for emergency treatment and later referred to the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC).

Condition stable: Ida Nerina underwent surgery on Sunday night at the UMMC and was reported to be conscious and in stable condition.

Fizar denied that Ida may be paralysed from the incident.

“It’s not accurate because there is no doctor’s report yet. She is all right after surgery,” she said.

Ida underwent surgery on Sunday night at the UMMC and was reported to be awake and in stable condition.

Fizar said that Ida would be taking a break from her career until she has fully recovered and would be withdrawing from taking part in the play, The Good Body.

Also, she will not be judging the BMW Shorties short-film competition.

A statement released by producers Meggie Teoh and Angie Teoh yesterday said that Ida’s roles in the play would now be played by her five co-stars – Joanna Bessey, Samantha Schubert, Joanne Kam Poh Poh, Bella Rahim and Anrie Too.

Written by Eve Ensler, The Good Body is a poignant and hilarious look at the secret lives of women who have to deal with Botox, bulimia, breast implants and stomach tucks.

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