Family, friends and fans of Eddie Garcia, 90, are still praying for the Filipino veteran actor’s recovery. He is still in a critical condition in the neurology ward of the intensive care unit of Makati Medical Center in Legazpi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Currently, Garcia is “in a comatose state with minimal spontaneous respiration,” according to a medical bulletin issued by his doctor Regina Macalintal-Canlas on June 11, 2019. His family’s spokesperson Dr. Tony Rebosa told GMA News that “on his own, bahagya lang nakakahinga si Garcia (Garcia barely breathes).”
On June 8, 2019, Garcia was filming a fight scene for the upcoming GMA Network series “Rosang Agimat” in Katuparan, Tondo, Manila, Philippines when he tripped on a cable wire of the production. He collapsed, fell face down and fractured his neck.
Garcia was sent to Mary Johnston Hospital in Tondo, fell into coma, regained consciousness and was transferred to Makati Medical Center. On June 9, 2019, doctors said he was in a critical condition due to cervical fracture.
On June 10, 2019, GMA Network released a statement on the medical issue about Garcia. The network said it has been its practice to “have medical personnel and ambulance crew on standby whenever the production is executing big action scenes during taping.”
“This has been likewise the practice of other GMA programs,” GMA Network said. “Given this, we are currently investigating the absence of a medical team on the set last Saturday, June 8. GMA Network is deeply saddened with what happened to Mr. Eddie Garcia and the management is committed to getting to the bottom of this unfortunate incident.”
Here is an actual footage of Garcia collapsing while on the set of an upcoming GMA series: