- Tony Labrusca revealed how it felt like to have COVID-19
- The actor and five of his fellow “Bagong Umaga” cast members contracted the deadly infection
- He said that the show will forever be ingrained in his memory, not only because of the lock-in taping experience, but also because of the number of cast members who ended up getting coronavirus infection.
- Tony, who said he has recovered now, made this revelation during the press conference of Bagong Umaga
Tony Labrusca revealed how it felt like to have COVID-19. He said that it made him a bit paranoid.
During the press conference of Bagong Umaga, the actor was a bit hesitant at first to reveal that he contracted the disease while on the set and how he managed to overcome the ailment.
“I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say this, but the show is about to finish, I don’t think they can get mad at me for this. But halos lahat kami COVID survivors. Am I allowed to say that?” Tony began.
He then apologized while laughing, realizing that he let out a secret.
“We’re working in a time of pandemic and it happens. But God is good and we all survived so that was pretty unforgettable. But I want to reiterate, prod took really, really good care of us. Without them, we would be nowhere so I’m sorry shucks, I don’t want to get into trouble,” he continued.
Tony then went on to detail the symptoms that he felt, which included fever, cough, and body pains.
“Nakaka-praning siya kasi I had a friend who survived COVID and yung sinabi niya sa akin nung nag-recover na ako, ‘Tony, alam mo ba na ito na yung second life mo? Kasi when people get COVID, it’s either they live or they die. Dalawa lang yun eh.’ So it’s crazy na kasama na ako sa statistics. Nakaka-praning siya but I’m just really thankful that I recovered really fast.
Tony then went on to narrate that he tested negative on the 12th day. He also thanked the production team of the drama series as they went all out to help those who contracted the deadly virus.
“Sila talaga yung naging family namin so parang sila talaga yung nag-alaga sa amin, made sure that we got home safe and that we had the proper meds, the doctors were always taking care of us so nakatulong talaga yun. We were all handling it like a family para no one felt left out and no one felt alone,” Tony said.
Anthony Angel Jones Labrusca, Jr. is a Filipino-American actor, recording artist and commercial model based in the Philippines. He was born on August 7, 1995 in Houston, Texas, United States. Labrusca first gained his popularity via a McDonald's Philippines TV ad in 2016, Tuloy Pa Rin. In 2016, he joined the Philippine reality search Pinoy Boyband Superstar but did not make the cut to be part of the band. He was part of horror-fantasy drama series La Luna Sangre. The trailer of his latest film Glorious reached more than 5 million views on its first day of release.
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