- Veteran actor Eddie Garcia was hospitalized for a neck fracture
- Eddie Garcia did not have a heart attack says his doctor
The camp of multi-awarded actor Eddie Garcia clarified on Sunday (June 9) that the veteran actor suffered a neck fracture while he was shooting a television series for GMA Network in Manila and did not suffer a heart attack as earlier reported.
According to Enrique Lagman, Garcia’s family doctor, the actor is still in “critical condition” caused by “severe cervical fracture” on his neck.
“The doctors ruled out a 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,” Lagman said to TV Patrol.
Meanwhile, GMA Network on Sunday said it was reviewing a viral video of veteran actor Eddie Garcia supposedly collapsing while shooting his upcoming television series for the media network.
“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,” GMA Network said in a statement.
Garcia, an award-winning actor known as “Manoy,” just turned 90 last May 5.
He has been transferred to Makati Medical Center. The actor is currently in “deep sleep” and not comatose.