The doctor of Eddie Garcia debunked the previous reports that the veteran actor suffered a heart attack which resulted in him to pass out in the middle of the taping for the upcoming show of GMA-7.
According to Dr. Enrique Lagman, the family doctor of Eddie revealed that several validating tests proved that the 90-year-old actor broke his neck.
“The doctors ruled out the first heart attack and stroke prognosis made at around 2 pm after those were disproven by several validating tests done in Mary Johnston Hospital later in the evening,” Garcia said.
“The family requests for prayers and asks for privacy at this moment,” he added.
A video has been circulating on social media, showing the moments before Garcia loss his consciousness. It can be seen that Garcia collapsed after his feet trip in a cable wire during their taping.
As a response, GMA 7 said that they’re going to review the video to find out the real reason for Garcia’s hospitalization.
“The video of Mr. Eddie Garcia faltering in his steps & eventually collapsing has reached GMA. We are seriously reviewing the said video as well as other videos of the same scene which our cameras also took before we make any conclusions on what really transpired.” GMA-7 said in their statement.
On Saturday, thousands of fans of Garcia expressed their sadness about what happened to their idol, who’s known for being one of the pillars of Filipino show business.
Garcia is currently at Makati Medical Center and still under observation. His friends and colleagues kept visiting Garcia to show their love to the veteran actor.