- Richard Merk was taken to the hospital and confined in the ICU
- His sister, Rachel Ann Wolfe, gave an update on Facebook about the singer’s current condition
- She revealed that Richard is out of the ICU but still has a long way to go before fully recovering
Fans got worried after singer Richard Merk was rushed to the hospital and confined in the ICU.
KAMI learned that her sister, Rachel Anne Wolfe, gave an update on social media about his condition.
According to Rachel, Richard is now out of the ICU but is suffering from mental and emotionaldistress.
“First I’d like to thank everyone who prayed over my brother. What a joyful feeling to read all your stories.
“In this picture, Richard visited our mom to feel his mother’s love just 2 days before he was rushed to the hospital. He was found alone in his place by our brother Raffy and was immediately brought to Medical City. He couldn’t talk, he couldn’t walk and would not eat. His blood pressure was through the roof! The results of his CT scan showed that he has cerebral atrophy closely related to symptoms of aging, cardiovascular disease and distress. He almost suffered a stroke.
"He has other underlying illnesses. Diabetes being one of them. He also suffered from a flesh eating bacteria that affected his foot almost having it amputated. He is trying to maintain and stabilize it all.
"Richard is out of the ICU now but his battle continues. His emotional and mental condition will take time to heal.
"His mental health is a critical part of his overall wellness. Depression has become an epidemic. We all know that.
“My brother Richard is not in good spirits. I know and believe that with genuine love from his family and friends he will get through this. Depression is a major illness that shuts down the body’s spirit.
"What has kept Richard going in the hardest of times is SINGING. So Richard, my advice is to keep on singing! Sing praises to the Lord and keep sharing your God given talent.
“As you try to turn your life around, I believe that change is possible. Habang May Buhay!" Rachel wrote.
Richard Merk started out as a child actor, appearing on Tita Betty’s children’s show and Operetang Putol-Putol.
He then on became a popular musician and singer in the Philippines.
In 2002, he opened his own music lounge called Merk’s Bar and Bistro.
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