Last February 20, friends and family of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada joined up for some merrymaking. But the birthday boy himself feels sad that his friend Rudy was not there to celebrate his birthday with him. Rudy, as we all know, died from cancer complications last June 7, 2008.
Jinggoy expressed, "May kulang, may kulang siyempre. Pero sa tingin ko ay kasama ko pa rin siya hanggang ngayon."
Jinggoy added that when he was in the hospital for his gall bladder operation, he felt Rudy's presence. He stayed in the same room where Rudy was confined.
"Nagpalipat ako ng kuwarto nung hindi ako gumagaling. I knew that it was the room of Daboy."
Referring to his health, he added, "Okay naman. It was really difficult for me dahil I felt really weak."
Was the surgery life threatening?
"Hindi naman. After the surgery, may infection, e. I had fever and I had chills," said Jinggoy. "'Kala ko may mangyayari na sa akin noon. I was discharged after a week, eh may high fever naman ako."
He admnitted that he nearly cancelled his birthday party.
"Akala ko, hindi ko kakayanin, e," said the actor-politician.