Nagbigay ng pahayag si Lea Salonga kaugnay sa hindi niya pagdalo sa darating na Southeast Asian Games opening sa bansa sa Nob. 30.

“Truth of the matter is this: I was asked to participate in the SEA Games opening ceremonies since I was already recording the theme song and filming its music video. However, I had to respectfully decline as I already had Sweeney Todd on my calendar. It was on my schedule for many months, if not a year.

“Also, it was not ever announced that I would be participating in the opening; but many folks ASSUMED I would be part of it, never mind that I never put anything out.”

Marami nga ang nagreak nang mag-tweet si Lea na nagsasabing hindi siya magpe-perform sa SEA Games opening kahit na siya ang kumanta ng theme song ng palaro.

Nandoon pa rin siyempre ang kanyang suporta sa mga Pinoy athletes na sasabak sa biennial meet. Aniya, “may the odds be ever in your favor. You have already done your countries proud.” (Jun Lopez)