Former My Love From The Star actor Spanky Manikan, 75, has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
Veteran actor Nanding Josef made the announcement on his Facebook account last August 4, and revealed that Spanky is "in need of financial assistance."
Spanky, who played Mr. Jang in the GMA-7 adaptation of the hit Korean drama, abruptly left the show last July due to health problems.
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According to Nanding Josef's post, the character actor has been "hospitalized four times already for various complications which has drained family savings."
Spanky's wife, actress Susan Africa, has been "by his side all this time."
The actor is still confined in a hospital, and in need of six more cycles of chemotherapy.
Read the full post below:
"To all our dear friends in theater, TV and film, our dear friend, Spanky Manikan needs our help.
"Spanky, 75 years old, has been diagnosed with lung cancer, stage 4, and is in need of financial assistance.
"He has been hospitalized 4 times already for various complications which has drained family savings (Spanky's loving wife, who has been by his side all this time is fellow actor Susan Africa-Manikan).
"Though Spanky is slowly getting better, he needs 6 more cycles of chemotherapy. He is still confined in the hospital for pleural (lung) fluid drainage.
"Your kind and generous assistance will be very much appreciated. Spanky's Savings Account is at BPI Magallanes, 0086-3268-64 under his full (real) name Manuel Manikan.
"(Please share this with your other friends who might be able to help).
"Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat."