- Eddie Garcia collapsed during a shoot for a teleserye on GMA
- Netizens questioned the lack of medical team at the set who were supposed to have immediately responded to the incident
- GMA-7 has now released its official statement concerning the matter
Eddie Garcia had an unfortunate accident last June 8, Saturday at the set of one of the teleseryes he was shooting for GMA.
A previous KAMI report highlighted that the cause of his collapse was a neck fracture and not a heart attack.
Many netizens questioned the alleged lack of medical team on the ground when the incident happened.
Now, GMA has released its official statement concerning the matter.
According to their statement as published in GMA network, it has been their practice to have a medical team on the ground whenever big action scenes are being taped.
Because of this, they are currently investigating what happened and why there was an absence of a medical team.
"It has been the Network's practice to have medical personnel and ambulance crew on standby whenever the production is executing big action scenes during taping. This has been likewise the practice of other GMA programs. Given this, we are currently investigating the absence of a medical team on the set last Saturday, June 8.
GMA Network is deeply saddened with what happened to Mr. Eddie Garcia and the management is committed to getting to the bottom of this unfortunate incident."
Eddie Garcia is one of the most popular veteran actors in the country. At the age of 90, he is still doing what he loves best - acting.
The actor is currently confined at the Makati Medical Center.
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