This after he tripped and fell while in a shooting of a teleserye for GMA Network. At first, news came out that the 90-year old veteran actor suffered a heart attack. He was brought to the Mary Johnston Hospital in Tondo, Manila.
Video of the alleged stroke incident of Eddie Garcia circulated online.
In the video, it will be seen that it was a commotion scene. Eddie Garcia will be seen entering the scene with a gun. People rushed over when he fell to the ground.
The Kapuso network released a statement that they are reviewing the said video.
“The video of Mr. Eddie Garcia faltering in his steps and eventually collapsing has reached GMA. We are seriously reviewing the said video as well as other videos of the same scene which our cameras also took before we make any conclusions on what really transpired,” the statement said.
In a pep.ph article, screenwriter and director Bibeth Orteza confirmed it was an accident in the set.
“No heart attack, no aneurysm or anything related to brain. He tripped on a cable wire of the production …Fell face down and fractured something base neck c1and c2.” she said.
However, Dr. Enrique Lagman who is the family doctor of the actor said otherwise.
“The doctors ruled out heart attack and stroke as proven by several validating tests done in Mary Johnston hospital. He is in critical condition due to severe cervical fracture,” the doctor said.
The veteran actor is now in deep sleep.
According to the family, ” they are still dealing with the situation and asked for privacy and prayers. “
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