Eddie Garcia is still in “deep sleep” as he recovers from multiple injuries obtained while filming for a television show.
The veteran actor, who is 90 years-old, tripped and fell on the set, fracturing his neck. According to reports, he was rushed to Mary Johnston Hospital for treatment.
A video of the incident found its way on the internet and promptly went viral, with many mistaking the fall as a “heart attack.” Eddie’s doctor Dr. Enrique Lagman refuted this, telling ABS-CBN News:
"The doctors ruled out a heart attack and stroke as proven by several validating tests. He is in critical condition due to severe cervical fracture.”
The doctor, through a separate message from Bibeth Orteza, also asked the media for prayers and privacy for Eddie’s family.
Eddie has been active in the industry since the late 1940s. His last project with ABS-CBN was in the hit series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” alongside Coco Martin. He also appeared in the 2014 blockbuster “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin” and in the 2017 action-fantasy “Ang Panday.”
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