"Pinoy Big Brother" alum Tommy Esguerra has decided to take a break from showbiz.
In a recent interview with PUSH, the actor revealed that he will place his career on hold for a few months.
He said, "So I’ve been on a break for like three or four months. I’m actually supposed to be in California right now. I only flew back for campaign shoots, two events, and then another shoot and then the MEGA Ball."
Tommy cited a bad mental health state and an identity crisis as the reasons for his hiatus.
"You know like when you’re so focused on what you’re doing, you almost lose sight of why you are doing it or you lose sight of the perspective of how far you’ve made it, where you’re at in life. And I was getting very depressed,” he explained.
"My priorities were wrong. I was focusing so much on everything else but myself and what I wanted to do. I lost track of who I was. And when that happens, you’re trying your best but then nothing’s working to make you happy or to feel fulfilled," he added.
He also admitted that he had considered leaving the country for good, sharing, “It’s kind of hard not to think about it. Because I got away and I got to relax. It’s like when you’re on vacation and you’re thinking, ‘Can I just live here forever 'di ba?’ And I was with my family. I got that idea, but I also was really excited to come back because I was able to fix myself and come back stronger.”
The actor clarified that he would still be pursuing his acting career.
He pressed, "I want to do acting. I will do it. I wanted to take a break and I did. But I also realize that I’m being blessed with the opportunity that I have. I just have to be able to balance because I need my rocks, things to keep me grounded."
After completing some projects in the country, the actor is set to fly back to California and Hawaii to spend more time with his family.
Tommy starred in the Cathy Garcia-Molina family drama “Three Words to Forever" in 2018 with Kathryn Bernardo, Sharon Cuneta, and Richard Gomez.
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