Singer-songwriter FrancisMagalona issued an official statement earlier today, August 14, via textmessage to his Eat Bulaga! familyconfirming the sad news that he is indeed stricken with leukemia.
Yesterday, August 13, word cameout about Francis's delicate condition and his need for blood donors.
In a phone conversation withPupil band manager and Francis's good friend Day Cabuhat, she told PEP(Philippine Entertainment Portal) that any blood type coming from donors willbe accepted. Francis's blood is Type "O".
"Donations may be made at thelower ground level of the Medical City in the name of Francis Magalona,"announced Day.
PEP also tried to get in touchwith Francis's wife, Pia Arroyo, to solicit more details about her husband'scurrent condition but she never replied.
POSITIVE KIKO. Kiko's (Francis's nickname) message was read on airby Eat Bulaga!'s Vic Sotto, with co-host Joey De Leon beside him .
Francis's message reads:
"Sa lahat ng mga dabarkads ko ditosa Eat Bulaga! miss ko na kayonglahat. Araw-araw magkakasama tayo at kayo'y naging second family ko na. Pati narin lahat ng mga viewers sa mga bahay at sa studio.
"Ngayon meron akong isangpagsubok na dapat daanan at ang hiling ko lang ay ang inyong pang-unawa atsuporta. I have been diagnosed with leukemia and I am preparing for mytreatment.
"Sa tulong ng Panginoon kakayaninko po ito. Abangan ninyo ang aking pagbabalik. Di ko lang kayo miss, love kokayong lahat."