The family of veteran actor Eddie Garcia revealed the reason why the 90-year-old veteran actor collapsed in the middle of a taping of his new television show, Saturday.
In an official statement, the Garcia family revealed that Garcia suffered from a severe heart attack that caused him to lose his consciousness.
While some news reports already informed the netizens that the actor is now conscious, the Garcia family said that the doctors still need to check the artist’s condition.
They asked the fans of Garcia to pray for the fast recovery of the actor.
“He is still under critical observation and all his doctors are doing their best to assure that he gets the best care,” the statement reads.
“Our family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all those who have expressed concerns and extended prayers. Please continue praying for Tito Eddie’s fast recovery,” it added.
“At 90, he is still doing what he loves most, acting. He is a pillar of the industry and is very passionate about his craft,”
On Saturday, a post showing Garcia being carried by men has been circulated on social media, netizens and celebrities expressed their concern over the actor’s condition.
News reports said that he was first rushed to the nearest hospital in Tondo, Manila, and transferred to a bigger hospital in Quezon City to get better treatment.
Some also criticized the people behind the production of the undisclosed TV Show, saying that they should consider the health of their talents, especially Garcia who’s already old.