Former action star John Regala became one of the most popular actors on social media because of his sad story after his retirement.
It can be recalled that Regala faced financial and health problems after his retirement and he went viral several times because some netizens saw his current condition.
Some celebrities also extended their help to the former actor but the assistance stopped because of Regala’s attitude.
Despite his condition, Regala still wanted to return to showbusiness because he believed that despite his health problems, his acting skills didn’t fade.
In a report by Pep.ph, the action star asked television networks to give him a job.
“Pakiusap ko lang po sana sa mga television network, bigyan niyo naman ako ng trabaho. Kaya ko pa naman [umarte] dahil ito ang makapagpapasaya sa akin. Maraming salamat po.” said Regala.
“Nandito lang po ako sa aking condominium unit at naghihintay ng pagkakataong makabalik,” he added.
He also shared that some people are still helping him, however, he still wanted to return to acting because it was his passion.
“Ang pag-arte sa mga pelikula at teleserye ang mga bagay na inaasam-asam na muling maranasan ang hiling ko lang.” he said.
“Maraming-maraming salamat sa mga tao na patuloy na naniniwala sa akin at nananalangin para sa akin.” he added.
The last role played by Regala was in 2016 when he became part of ABS-CBN’s show ‘Ang Probinsiyano”.
His story was also featured in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho in 2017.
This story is originally posted in 2021.