‘Manoy’ Eddie Garcia in Critical Condition after Collapsing While Taping for Teleserye

Eddie Garcia is in critical condition after collapsing while taping for a teleserye in Tondo, Manila on Saturday morning.

The veteran actor is 90 years old but is still quite active in the entertainment industry, playing various roles in both teleseryes and movies.

Photo credit: Pilipino Star Ngayon / Facebook

This morning, while taping for a comeback role to GMA 7, the actor collapsed on the set and was rushed to Mary Johnston Hospital in Tondo where he was revived. He was later moved to a hospital in Quezon City where he remains in critical condition.

Director Armand Reyes confirmed the actor’s condition on his Facebook page:

Photo credit: Armand Reyes / Facebook

“FLASH: Na-revive na umano si veteran actor Eddie ‘Manoy’ Garcia at ililipat na sa isang ospital sa Quezon City.

Magkaganunpaman, hinihiling na ituloy ang pagdarasal para sa lubos niyang kaligtasan.

Let’s all continue praying for Eddie Garcia.

Natumba siya kaninang umaga sa taping ng bagong teleseryeng ginagawa sa GMA-7.

Comebacking serye ito ni Eddie sa Siete since “Little Nanay.”

Tentative title is “Rosang Agimat.”

The family has also issued a statement to update fans on the actor’s condition and thanking everyone for the prayers.

The statement read, in part:

“Our family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all those who have expressed concern and extended prayers. Please continue praying for Tito Eddie’s fast recovery. 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. We would like to request his fans and everyone to pray with us so he could get better the soonest time possible. Thank you.

#DasalParaKayManoy”

Photo credit: Armand Reyes / Facebook

Fans are hoping for Manoy’s complete recovery, saying the veteran actor must have collapsed due to the extreme heat of the sun this morning. Reports circulated that he is already conscious but still in critical condition.

Let’s continue praying for Manoy Eddie Garcia. #DasalParaKayManoy”

UPDATE:

On Sunday, doctors belied earlier reports about the possible reasons for Manoy Eddie’s collapse. After several tests were done, doctors revealed that he suffered from neck injuries.

He is in critical condition due to severe cervical fracture,” said Garcia’s family doctor, Dr. Enrique Lagman.

While the veteran actor is out of coma, he is said to be in ‘deep sleep’.

Sources: Armand Reyes / Facebook, Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon