Veteran actor Spanky Manikan is battling stage 4 cancer

Veteran actor Spanky Manikan is battling stage 4 cancer

- Nanding Josef shared sad news on Facebook about Spanky Manikan

- Manikan has stage 4 lung cancer

- His repeated hospitalizations and treatments have drained his family’s life savings

Actor Spanky Manikan is battling stage 4 lung cancer according to a social media post of his friend and fellow veteran actor Nanding Josef.

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Spanky Manilan (Photo from Nanding Josef's Facebook)

KAMI learned about the heartbreaking news from Josef’s Facebook page.

Here are excerpts from the viral post:

“To all our dear friends in theater, TV and film, our dear friend, Spanky Manikan needs our help.

“Spanky, 75 years old has been diagnosed with lung cancer, stage 4, and is in need of financial assistance. He has been hospitalized 4 times already for various complications which has drained family savings (Spanky's loving wife, who has been by his side all this time is fellow actor Susan Africa-Manikan).

Veteran actor Spanky Manilan is battling stage 4 cancer

Young Spanky Manilan (Image via Philippine Star)

“Though Spanky is slowly getting better, he needs 6 more cycles of chemotherapy. He is still confined in the hospital for pleural (lung) fluid drainage.

“Your kind and generous assistance will be very much appreciated.

“Spanky's Savings Account is at BPI Magallanes, 0086-3268-64 under his full (real) name Manuel Manikan.”

Manikan, 75, is known for his roles in Himala, Maynila sa Kuko ng Liwanag and Broken Marriage.

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