- Jazz singer-actor Richard Merk is currently confined in a hospital and in a critical condition
- The singer's sister Rachel Anne Wolfe asked fro prayers for her brother thru a Facebook post
- Sina Richard at Rachel ang mga anak ng respetadong Pinay jazz icon na si Annie Brazil
Jazz singer-actor Richard Merk is curretly in a critical condition and confined in a hospital. His sister Rachel Anne Wolfe took to social media to ask for prayers for his brother who fighting for his life.
In a lengthy Facebook status, Rachel posted for her brother who have been in showbiz for 50 years.
"My brother Richard Merk has been in show business for over 50 years.
"I don’t post about serious topics but this time I feel as though I need to say my piece.
Though she did not reveal her brother's illness, she disclosed that her brother is in the Intensive Care Unit.
"He is in ICU at Medical City and once more fighting his own battle with 'Life'."
"My brother is once again in the midst of all things that can possibly destroy one’s life.
"His physical health is deteriorating and his mental and emotional health is very weak.
The singer-actor felt alone according to her.
"He can’t seem to find strength and love from the most important people in his life."
Richard posted his Christmas greeting for his family in friends on December 23.
He wrote, "FOR THIS 2018TH CHRISTMAS....MY WISHES ARE....A BLESSED LIFE TO ALL...HEALING TO ALL TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE SICK....
"HELP TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED AND FORGIVENESS FOR THE UNFORGIVEABLE!!! GOD IS GREAT!! GOD LOVES [hearts and prayers emojis]. "
Five days after, his sister Rachelle posted about his condition.
Richard got involved in a vehicular accident in 2016 where he almost lost his leg due to his diabetic condition.
He had been bed ridden for a year and undergone therapy in 2017 until he recovered.
Merk and Wolfe are the children of Annie Brazil, widely regarded as the country's queen of jazz.
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