Here's a sad and heartfelt text message by Francis Magalona to the Dabarkads of Eat Bulaga and to all the millions of fans officially announcing that he has leukemia. Recorded and uploaded to YouTube by DCRJ today August 14, 2008
“Sa lahat ng mga dabarkads ko dito sa Eat Bulaga miss ko na kayong lahat. Araw-araw, magkakasama tayo at kayo’y naging second family ko na. Pati na rin ang lahat ng mga viewers sa mga bahay at sa studio. Ngayon, meron akong isang pagsubok na dapat daanan at ang hiling ko lang ay pangunawa at suporta. I have been diagnosed with leukemia and I am preparing for my treatment. Sa tulong ng Panginoon, kakayanin ko poi to. Abangan nyo ang aking pagbabalik. Di ko lang kayo miss, lab ko kayo lahat. [To all my friends in ‘Eat Bulaga,’ I miss you all. As I spend each day with you, I consider you all, my colleagues on the set and viewers, like a second family to me. I need to face this big challenge and request for your understanding and support. With the help of God, I know I can face this. Please wait for my return. I don’t only miss you but also love you all.]
Get well soon, Francis M.
DCRJ's say on this: We saw Francis Magalona in person last two months ago during a medical convention sponsored by the drug company Therapharma on two different occasion at the PICC and Crowne Plaza respectively. Francis M. performed a song number 'Mga Kababayan Ko' which gives Pinoy pride in relation to the new hypertensive drug Amvasc. Francis Magalona's performance was lively with high-spirited energy, it was simply a shocking surprise that he would have leukemia in this stage of his life. Sphere: Related Content