Former actor John Regala sought help from a delivery man after suffering from dizziness caused by long-standing ailments.
Carlo Marti Clariza shared photos of John on Facebook, showing the actor sitting on a streetside bench with face mask on.
“Humingi ng tulong po sa akin kasi nahihilo po sya, may hinahanap sya na nurse. Ang kaso di ko po sya maintindihan kasi po medyo utal na po magsalita dahil nahihilo po sya kaya humingi siya ng tulong sakin (He asked for my help because he was feeling dizzy, he was looking for a nurse. But I couldn’t understand him as he was stuttering because he’s feeling dizzy),” Clariza wrote
The delivery man added he immediately asked for help from nearby tanod (barangay watchmen) and police in Barangay 183, Pasay City.
“Masakit lang isipin na ang dating idol kong kontrabida ay nasa ganyang kondisyon. Kaya mas minabuti ko munang hindi umalis hangga’t di pa sya naaasikaso, kahit ako’y may deliver pa (It hurts to think that the former famous TV villain now suffers in that condition so I chose not to leave him even if I still have deliveries).”
Clariza thanked health workers who came to help Regala.
In an interview on “24 Oras,” Regala confirmed he’s the man in the viral post. He revealed to also be suffering from liver cirrhosis.
Regala said he is still grieving the loss of his mother, former actress Ruby Regala, who passed away last year. He claims to also have domestic issues with his wife.
“Tapos yung pagkawala nya, tapos nagkaroon kami ng problema ng asawa ko. Kung simpleng tao lang, hindi makakaya yung ratsada ng problema na kinakaharap ko ngayon (When my mother died, then I started having problems with my wife. An ordinary person won’t be able to handle the problems I am facing right now),” he said.
The 55-year old former action star is currently at a shelter run by his church, the Iglesia ni Kristo.
Regala’s latest TV appearance was on the action-drama series “Ang Probinsyano” in 2016. He also appeared in various TV series as “Dyesebel,” “Joaquin Bordado,” “Captain Barbell,” and “Encantadia.”