Many netizens cannot help but feel sorry for the veteran actor John Regala after a couple of photos of him circulated online yesterday, July 28.
The actor appeared to have lost a lot of weight as his frail body sits on a bench based on the said photos.
A delivery guy, named Carlo Marti Clariza, shared images of the apparently ill John in an online post, showing the actor sitting on a street side bench with a face mask on.
Clariza wrote that John asked for his assistance because the latter felt dizzy and could not find his nurse.
“I immediately asked watchmen and the police to help him.”
“He is in the village of 183 in Pasay City….It’s just painful to see that one of the [movie] villains I used to admire is in that condition,”
In an interview with news program 24 Oras, John admitted that he was indeed the man in the viral post.
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Posted by 24 Oras on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
He shared that he’s still stricken with sadness over the demise of his mother, former actress Ruby Regala, who bid her last goodbye earlier this year.
Besides his grief, John also told his strained relationship between his children and his wife.
“Kung simpleng tao lang, hindi makakayanan ang ratsada ng problema na kinahaharap ko ngayon,”
In a separate interview with radio station DZRH yesterday, John said he currently dealing with liver cirrhosis, among many other health issues.
According to the 55 year old actor, he’s now left all alone and had to rely to the charity and goodwill of his brothers and sister in faith at INC.
He added that he doesn’t have any family to rely on since the demise of his mother and that all of his relatives have abandoned him.
“Medyo malala na ang aking liver cirrhosis pero hindi naman ako nainom ng alak ever since.
“Di ko alam baka sa fatty foods ko nakuha siguro,”
Asked if he received help from his fellow actors, he mentioned former President Joseph Estrada and Rez Cortez.
Another source told that fellow actors Sen. Bong Revilla and Vic Sotto also pledged to send help to him
Meanwhile, Raffy Tulfo also reached out and help the veteran actor through his public service segment at News5.
And if there is one thing he is praying for, Regala said, he wishes to go back to work.
What can you say about this?