In the continuing saga of the loss of her “golden voice,” Superstar Nora Aunor admitted she becomes emotional when she watches singers perform.

Following a string of efforts to recover the voice that helped make her a superstar, Aunor said that her January trip to Boston, Massachusetts was only for preliminary check-up. It will be followed up by an operation when she returns to the United States.

A botched cosmetic procedure in Japan allegedly affected Aunor’s singing voice, and she has since undergone treatments and operations to regain it.

Aunor also said she misses performing on stage, and that watching singers sing makes her cry.

“Umiiyak ako kapag nakakapanood ako ng mga kumakanta, sa totoo lang,” she said in an interview at the 9th Golden Screen Awards ceremony. “Nagsisi ako kung bakit ko ginawa, pero nandun na ‘yun eh, wala na tayong magagawa.”

Aunor said listening to her old records serves as a painful reminder, but added she finds strength in Noranians who continue to be at her side.

“Oo naman madalas [pinakikinggan ko ‘yung mga old records ko], masakit. [Ang mga Noranians] naman nagbibigay ng lakas sa akin, maliban sa pamilya atsaka sa mga nagmamahal,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Superstar continues her comeback pursuits in acting. She is set to star in a film directed by internationally-acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza. Aunor revealed she will start shooting for the film on April 14 in Tawi-Tawi.