Eugenio Derbez Needs ‘Complicated’ Surgery, Wife Alessandra Says

Eugenio DerbezAfter an accident that left him with injuries, he will undergo surgery. Alessandra RosaldoAnnounced late Monday, August 29,

The ValetThe 60-year-old actor will have an operation on Tuesday, 30 August. Rosaldo, 50, explained that he’ll take a while to recover in a letter she shared via Instagram.

“I want to inform you that a couple of days ago Eugenio had an accident. He is doing well, but the injuries he sustained are very delicate. He will need surgery in the next few hours. The operation is very complicated, but it does not compromise his health,” the Mexican actress wrote in Spanish per Variety.

“The recovery process will be long and difficult since he will have to rest for several weeks and then undergo rehabilitation therapies,” she added.

Rosaldo explained that her husband — who starred in this year’s Best Picture Oscar winner CODA — will likely take a break from social media and public appearances during his recovery. “For us, it is very important to communicate to you all through our own voice the family situation that we are going through since we know how much love you all have for us. At this time, the priority is to focus on this process so that Eugenio can move forward, taking the time necessary to do so.”

Sentidos Opuestos’ lead vocalist said she will be there to promote her own projects. However, she asked that her fans relay updates via social media regarding her husband.

“I have some work commitments to fulfill that I cannot cancel, but I ask you all with much love, that whatever you want to know about this topic, allow me to communicate it through my social networks. Eugenio will be recovering and maybe for a while he will be away from his social networks and the media,” Rosaldo explained.


Eugenio Derbez in ‘The Valet.’
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She concluded: “Thank you for always being close to us. I know that with the good energy that you all will be sending us and with the favor of God, Eugenio will recover very soon.”

Rosaldo und Derbez got married in 2012 and have a daughter, Aitana Derbez.

The AcapulcoStar is a father to four children. He shares a daughter Aislinn Derbez35-year-old with ex-wife Gabriela Michel, son Vadhir Derbez31, with ex Silvana PrinceSon José Eduardo Derbez, 30 with ex-wife Victoria Ruffo.

In the U.S., Derbez is best known for his work on films likeHow to be a Latin Lover, Overboard, The Nutcracker & the Four Realms, The Grinch Dora and The Lost City of Gold. He’s an icon in his native Mexico, having spent more than 40 years on TV and in film.