Young actor Mark Herras always keeps his showbiz obligations but pressure from work has taken its toll. Recent footages from his appearances on Party Pilipinas show that he is looking noticeably thin.
This and his short break from the business have led to speculations that he is spending more time with his girlfriend, young actress Ynna Assistio. However, there are also rumors that Mark has some health problems and plans to quit show business.
In a live interview with Showbiz Central yesterday, September 12, Mark shed light on the rumors about his work and health.
Has his career been affected because of his obligations to girlfriend Ynna?
"Sa case na 'yan, aaminin ko — masaya ako," said Mark. "Wala akong problema ngayon sa personal na buhay, pero hindi 'yon nakakaapekto sa trabaho ko.
"Unang una, every day kami may taping [ng Langit Sa Piling Mo]... Hindi kailangan ang personal na buhay ko masaya, tapos career ko hindi. Gusto ko balanced lang."
Can he explain his recent weight loss? Has he been he sick?
"Alam na rin ng lahat na na-open up ako sa ospital. Wala naman seryosong dahilan.
"Nakakita ng stones sa kidney 'yong doctor. Hindi naman seryoso. May gamot lang na iniinom. Pinakagrabeng nakita ay severe overfatigue and insomnia. Kaya kong hindi matulog ng tatlong araw 'pag taping.
"So, kaya din ako humingi ng break from GMA-7. Pahinga lang ako para maka-gym ulit," Mark explained.
What could be causing his insomnia?
"Matagal na talaga ako may insomia," he said. "Mas grumabe lang. Mas lumala siya kasi ang puyat [sa tapings] every day at nasanay na ang katawan ko. Hindi ko naman sinisisi sa trabaho ko, pero 'yon ang naging cause."
What will he do if he is given a break from work?
"Mga one week straight, puwede ako humingi ng pahinga pero hindi totally na hindi na magtratrabaho. Para lang maka-recover at makabawi sa tulog."
Mark gave this message to his fans: "Sa lahat ng supporters at nagmamahal, relax lang. Okay naman ako at walang problema at maraming salamat!"