Niño Muhlach confirms Liezel Martinez has breast cancer

Former child star Niño Muhlach was spotted in a recent book launch in Quezon City. During the event held last Friday, October 24, he confirmed that his cousin Liezel Martinez's (inset, with husband Albert Martinez) has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

It's been a while since people heard anythingnew about Niño Muhlach. Things looked pretty bleak for the former child wonder.

Fame and fortune garnered over the years seemedto run empty as rumors added that Niño was bankrupt. When Startalk paid Niño a visit at Mowelfund last Friday, October 24, he denied the rumors with some good news.

"Right now, I'm busy sa pag-direct, at sapastries and sa indie films," Niño said gladly. When asked ifanother rumor concerning his drug use was true, he laughed, "Ay,hindi. It's not true. Nagkaroon ako ng kaso pero hindi pa naman tapos ang kaso,so hayaan na lang natin ‘yan sa korte."

Regarding rumors about his cousin Liezel Martinez, however, Niño had bad news. He confirmed that she has breast cancer. (Niño's father Alex Muhlach is the brother of Liezl's mother, former movie queen Amalia Fuentes).

"Si Ate Liezel, pagdasal na lang natin," saidNiño. "Alam mo naman, yung cancer of the breast, e, 98 percent curable bastama-detect nang maaga. So, I think there is big chance.

"Mabait si Ate Liezel, so,hindi naman siguro kukunin ng Diyos dahil marami pa siyang maisi-share sa atinat mabuti naman na malakas ang loob ni Ate Liezel at ni Albert [Martinez, Liezl's husband] at mga anakniya. Nakikita mo malakas siya at makikita mo na okey lang. Like I said, Ibelieve that it is curable and, hopefully in God's time, gumaling."

This is the first time that a member of Liezl's family has confirmed earlier reports about her health problem.





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