Umani ng positibong reaksiyon ang mahabang open letter ni Sharon Cuneta sa Facebook na ibinahagi nito sa kanyang mga tagahanga noong August 18.
Sa naturang Facebook post, inilahad niya ang kanyang mga naging pagkakamali sa buhay at karera pati na ang kanyang pagpapabaya sa sarili.
Ibinunyag din ng Megastar ang dinaanan niyang mid-life crisis noong 40 years old siya hanggang edad 42. Ito raw ang isa sa mga naging sanhi kung kaya’t lumamlam ang kanyang karera.
Humingi rin siya ng paumanhin sa kanyang loyal supporters at fans dahil parang nabigo raw siya bilang kanilang idolo.
DONE WITH MID-LIFE CRISIS. Makalipas ang tatlong araw, muling nag-post si Sharon sa kanyang Facebook ng isang mahabang mensahe nung August 21, Huwebes.
Dito ay nilinaw niya ang tungkol sa mid-life crisis na kanyang pinagdaanan. Marami kasi ang nag-aakalang hanggang ngayon ay pinagdadaanan pa rin ito ng Kapatid star.
Ayon pa sa 48-year-old singer-actress, “Please do not worry—from your comments I gathered that some of you think that I am still going through my mid-life crisis!
"If you re-read my post, that happened when I turned forty, and it lasted until I was about 42. I have been done with my ’mid-life’ crisis for many years now, so please do not worry any longer! But thank you so much for your concern.”
Paliwanag pa niya, nasa maayos na siyang kalagayan sa ngayon kahit dumaan siya sa maraming pagsubok sa buhay at karera.
Aniya, “I have gotten back to a good place in my life, even if I am at my lowest points in my career and life (I say my life because I worry for my Mommy, I worry about my other loved ones, my many responsibilities to them and my many obligations. I say my career because I obviously haven’t been visible lately and have had to deal with obstacles to achieving my goals.)
“Besides my size, I have long been back to being ’me,’ maybe a different me, but a stronger, kinder, more considerate and more appreciative, maybe even a little wiser me than before. And definitely a lot more grateful.”
BEING “ME.” Isa sa mga obserbasyon ng karamihan ay naging matumal ang mga proyekto ng ina ni KC Concepcion dahil sa pagtaba nito.
Pero ayon sa Megastar, “I think I have stayed fat because my size has been overshadowed and overpowered by my personal happiness.
"And it’s true that that just may be one of the best things I can take away from this—because that can only mean that I have had my priorities straight!
"I have a wonderful family that is not just intact but loving, and when all the temporary brightness fades around me, I know that they are the ones who will still be there, even if everyone else leaves.
"Around here, right now, I am a happy wife and mommy. And THESE, my friends, are what have helped to keep me real. And made me very, very happy and fulfilled.
“I just do not like being big and fat because of the demands of this industry I move around in.
"And also, I have always enjoyed wearing my kind of clothes (too basic and plain, maybe a bit boring for TV! But pretty, pretty clothes, as far as I’m concerned.), and I obviously cannot wear them because they don’t make them in my present size.
"I like being at my ideal weight because I have had to face health issues and I don’t ever want to go through anything like that again (and you don’t know all of it!).
"Now this is not to say that fat is necessarily unhealthy or ugly. It is just that it is not something that I am used to being, and how I look now is not how I see my real self.
"I was not always big, so I guess it’s okay to say that I would like to go back to how I was before, at least size-wise. BUT, I know now that there are other things that I can still do, in spite of, or maybe even because of my present weight and appearance!”
“I AM FEELING MUCH BETTER NOW…” Naniwala naman daw si Sharon na ang mundong kanyang ginagalawan, ang showbiz, ay may karampatang mga demands sa mga artistang katulad niya.
Saad pa nito, “I felt the need to write that open letter because of and for YOU, MY LOYAL FANS AND FRIENDS, who I know have been waiting a while for a project from me to finally be delivered to you. I really do feel I have let you down, and I have let myself down.
"It truly is a sad fact that showbiz demands that an actor look nearly perfect, or beyond just presentable (as theplumpinay.com, in so many words, put it. They are so right.)
"And hearing the words ’leading lady’ brings to mind images of Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock—fit and pretty and aspirational. Such is the world I live in.
"And of course, having always been a leading lady, how my little ’world’ defines it is also what I want to look like. I have not always hated being fat. In fact, I have enjoyed it! Just went a little overboard, I think. But I’m not useless.
“No matter—I am feeling much better now and just wanted you all to know.
"Because your kind and loving and encouraging messages have filled my heart with joy, that I know God put it in all your hearts to take the time to write me.
"And for that, I am truly grateful and always will be! Boy—did you come out for me! I feel blessed to have your love and support.”
SOME PROJECTS SOON. Maraming mga tagasuporta ang Megastar na hanggang ngayon ay naghihintay pa rin ng kanyang mga proyekto sa telebisyon at pelikula.
Huli siyang napanood sa pelikula noong taong 2009 sa Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love.
Sa telebisyon naman, ang dalawang proyekto niya sa TV5 na Madam Chairman at The Mega and The Songwriter ang huli niyang naging TV shows.
Pero, malapit na raw muli siyang magkaroon ng proyekto. Lahad nito sa kanyang post: “Now I also want to let you all know that I do have some surprises up my sleeve!:-)
"All for you! In fact, some may be coming up much sooner than you think. Very, very soon... I will be keeping you posted, of course—but by dropping some clues here every now and then!”
Sa huli, muling nagpasalamat si Sharon sa kanyang mga tagahanga sa walang-sawang pagmamahal nito at suporta sa kanya.
Aniya, “Again, thank you so much for your love and support, your patience and understanding.
"A loved one told me many, many years ago that as long as the people who love you and whom you love know and understand you, that is all that matters. Everyone else is just that—everyone else.
“I may have been sad, but I know that you know that I do not have amnesia—I know my body of work, the relationships I have built through the years—and by saying this, I know that you know what I mean. After all, we have history together.
"We even made lots of history together!
“I believe my legacy is well and intact. Because of God’s faithfulness, and because of you. And there is no one in the world—dead or alive—who can ever take that away. (Only God can, but hey—He’s the one who got me this far!)”
THE FACEBOOK POST. Narito naman ang mahabang Facebook post ng Megastar noong August 21: