- Kapuso star Ken Chan disclosed how he continues to stay strong for his father who has cancer
- Ken admitted that he often cries because of his dad’s condition
- However, he said that he makes sure his dad doesn’t see him pouring tears because he is his father’s strength
Kapuso actor Ken Chan continues to remain strong despite his father’s ongoing battle with cancer.
KAMI learned that the actor’s dad is now diagnosed with Stage 2 Esophageal cancer, a cancer that is occurring in a person’s esophagus.
Ken revealed that his father’s cancer is caused by the acid reflux he is experiencing.
“Kasi si Papa, meron siyang acid reflux. Iyon yung dahilan. Dahil sa severity ng acid reflux niya, nasunog ang esophagus niya,” the actor shared in an interview with PEP.ph.
“Nagkaroon ng tumor hanggang sa naging malignant siya,” he added.
The GMA-7 star admitted that he has cried a lot because of his dad’s condition.
However, he disclosed that he cries secretly because he doesn’t want his father to see him pouring tears.
“Lakas ako ng tatay ko po, e,” Ken expressed.
“Sabi po sa akin ng mama ko, ‘Huwag mong ipapakita sa kanya.’ Iiyak ako sa loob ng CR, iiyak ako sa… pag kunwari nasa hospital kami, nasa room kami,” he further explained.
Ken also shared how the news on TV about his father caused a serious talk between him and his dad.
Upon watching the news, he said his father immediately told him that he is so proud of the actor no matter what happens.
“Sabi niya sa akin, ‘Anumang mangyari, sobrang proud ako sa iyo,’” the Kapuso star remarked.
“And sabi ko, ‘Pa, 'etong My Special Tatay, dini-dedicate ko sa iyo,’” he uttered.
Despite trying to remain happy and strong on that moment, the My Special Tatay star explained that he could not resist crying that was why he rushed into the bathroom.
“Pero nung hindi ko na makayanan, pumunta ako sa CR. Doon ko ibinuhos sa CR ng hospital, sa kuwarto po namin...” he said.
“Doon ko iniyak dahil ayokong makita niya na mahina ako, dahil ako ang lakas niya,” he concluded.
In a previous article by KAMI, Ken bravely revealed who his showbiz crush is.
Ken is a Filipino-Chinese actor, model, and host who rose to fame for his dual portrayal as Joey Vergara and Destiny Rose Flores in the award-winning TV-series, “Destiny Rose.”
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