- Dennis Padilla recently opened up how COVID-19 brought him financial stress
- It can be recalled that in March, he was diagnosed with the said viral disease
- In an episode of GMA’s “Reporter’s Notebook”, Dennis discussed how he struggled to pay his hospital bill
- His bill reached P1.2 million after being treated in the hospital for two weeks
Dennis Padilla was featured in a recent episode of GMA’s “Reporter’s Notebook”.
In the said documentary show, the actor and comedian discussed about the challenges he faced when contracted COVID-19, which include financial stress.
He said his hospital bill reached P1.2 million after being confined in the hospital for two weeks.
“Ang ginawa ko, 'yung mga bestfriend ko, 'yung iba artista, hindi utang, hingi. Hingi talaga kasi hindi ako magkapag-promise na mababayaran ko. So I said, ‘pahingi’,” he narrated.
“Marami rin tumulong sa aking mga kapwa ko artista, pero mas maraming tumulong sa akin na non-showbiz.”
He likewise added, “Pinoproblema mo na yung sakit mo, tapos financially iisipin mo. So dalawa yung stress mo.”
Watch Dennis talking about his hospital bill at 1:25 of this video:
Dennis Padilla is a Filipino actor and comedian. He is the father of popular actress Julia Barretto. His family name is Baldivia. He stars alongside Andrew E, Janno Gibbs and Jerald Napoles in the movie Pakboys Takusa.
Earlier, Dennis revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He likewise recalled how he drew strength from his children, including Julia Barretto.
Dennis also guested on Julia Barretto’s vlog on YouTube. The two had a meaningful conversation as the actress asked her father some questions she had never asked him before. Among the topics they talked about was the comedian’s COVID-19 experience. Dennis could not help getting emotional while narrating to Julia about the time when he thought he was going to die.
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