Tony Labrusca and his co-stars for the series "Bagong Umaga" went through a scary phase in life, catching the COVID-19 virus in the middle of their lockdown shooting.
In a virtual press conference, Tony said the ordeal caused them a lot of anxiety but they are thankful for their second life because having caught COVID-19 can only result in either survival or death.
"I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say this, but the show is about to finish, I don’t think they can get mad at me for this. But halos lahat kami COVID survivors," Tony bared.
Tony said he was symptomatic at first, experiencing some fever and cough, but their whole "Bagong Umaga" family took care of him, and the rest of his co-stars very well.
"Nakaka-praning siya kasi I had a friend who survived COVID and yung sinabi niya sa akin nung nag-recover na ako, ‘Tony, alam mo ba na ito na yung second life mo?'" he shared.
"'Kasi when people get COVID, it’s either they live or they die. Dalawa lang yun eh.' So it’s crazy na kasama na ako sa statistics. Nakaka-praning siya but I’m just really thankful that I recovered really fast," he added.
Tony said he tested negative just on his 12th day of quarantine and he quickly regained his strength back.
"I want to reiterate, prod took really, really good care of us. Without them, we would be nowhere so I’m sorry shucks, I don’t want to get into trouble," the actor added.
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