Bilang producers at nagmamahal kay Sharon Cuneta, tumahimik lang kami ni Direk Rowell Santiago sa tunay na nangyari sa Megastar bago ang successful at SRO na Odette Quesada, Hopeless Romantic concert.
Hanggang si Sharon na mismo ang nagsalita sa social media post niya.
Kuwento ng Megastar: “I thank God Almighty that I was able to perform with the one and only Odette Quesada, who gave me the gift of ‘To Love Again’ when I was 17 (and she was 18 when she wrote it!).
“Eto po ang nangyari kasi: I had just started taking a shower in preparation for the show’s soundcheck Sat. afternoon, ni wala pang sabon at kaka-on ko pa lang ng shower.
“I don’t know how it happened, but it was probably some soap residue that suddenly made me slip, and sa pagdulas at paupo ko, tumama ang likod ng ulo ko sa edge ng marble na parang seat sa loob ng shower na nakadikit sa wall at kung saan nakapatong lahat ng shower products namin.
“It really hurt. I screamed ‘Daddy!’ at salamat sa Diyos nasa room si Kiko at tumakbo sya at nag-panic nung nakita niya ako sa floor ng shower at nakahawak sa likod ng ulo ko.
“To cut this short, sabi ko mula nung pumasok ang 2020, inaatake na ako ng demonyo. Halos araw-araw may nangyayari.
“Sa mata kong nananahimik na pinost ko dito, at isang til now di ako makapaniwalang naloko ako ng 2 pinagtitiwalaan at minahal ko na kung kanino pati buhay ko pinagkatiwala ko. No more details. Sabihin na lang natin na not just one time big time. Di ko alam how to move on from this kasi pinakamasakit na masira ang tiwala sa mga mahal mo.
“Tapos, the shower incident. I insisted on going to Odette’s show. I said while Kiko held me up na mahigpit ang kapit ko sa kanya na nanginginig pa, ‘I am not letting the devil take away any more joy from me. I am singing for Odette. Mamaya na ospital!’
“So I arrived at the venue holding an ice bag to my head, and cried like a baby in the dressing room, not knowing talaga kung kakayanin ko. THEN WE ALL PRAYED.
“And you know about how much faith I have in God. Plus we had a medic on standby and thank God walang break ang ulo ko.
“I did a soundcheck and it was good. But they had to give me a stool dahil binabantayan ang hilo ko at ayaw ako patulugin!
“Sinundo ako ni Kiko at Kakie and I said four songs lang I can do this! And so I did. No one had a clue!
“We went straight to St. Luke’s BGC for a CT Scan. I have a top layer FRACTURE — WAIT DON’T PANIC — but that can heal itself. Except that I am being closely monitored and Kiko has been texting my doc every hour almost since we got home from my CT Scan.
“I am on ice packs and pain killers and we are watching out for nausea, dizziness and blurred vision. Thank God, only a bit of dizziness, but TERRIBLE HEADACHES that have been traveling all around my head.
“Please pray for me. I am so much better now but not out of the woods yet. Seeing my doctor day after tomorrow (Ngayon. na yun!) PLEASE,Dearest Sharonians and family and loved ones — pray for me.
“I do try to do my work for God’s glory always. And if all I can say to the audience is GOD BLESS YOU, that is the most sincere prayers from my heart.
“The devil can do cartwheels until it’s winter in hell. but nope -- I AM NOT LETTING HIM WIN. I will do God’s work as long as I can.
“Kahit naka-wheelchair, basta makakakanta, magcoconcert ako! I love you all.”
Ito’y sinagot naman ni Odette ng: “Sharon, you were such a trooper. I know it was touch and go for a while there.
“We were all very concerned for your well being but ever the consummate professional you are, you still managed to perform that night.
“Grateful for that opportunity to sing on stage with you. I know how rare a privilege that is. Wishing you speedy recovery. Get well soon. Love, Odette”
Enough said, we are excited for Sharon’s forthcoming album with Odette’s songs—SHARON Sings QUESADA—na sinabi niyang aayusin niya.
The response to Odette songs, especially with Sharon, was really great.
At grabe ang clamor for a repeat of the Hopeless Romantic concert, we’ll keep you posted!
Bilang isang Sharonian, idinadalangin kong malagpasan ang mga pagsubok na ito sa Megastar.
Siyempre pa, excited ako sa forthcoming album niya.
Sa tibay ng pananalig ni Ate Shawie, hindi siya magagapi ng anumang demonyo.
Pinag-usapan ng publiko ang problema nila ni KC Concepcion, na-emergency sa hospital dahil sa mata niya, nag-renew ng kontrata sa ABS-CBN, ngayon naman ay nabagok ang ulo.
Tuluy-tuloy ang tsika kay Mega.
Hindi pa rin yata matutuloy ang semi-retirement niya dahil laging on the news, at ang pagkakaalam ko, sigurado na ang anim na pelikulang gagawin niya.