John Lloyd Cruz in Mt. Pinatubo before the accident on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Photo courtesy of Jerry Telan
MANILA – Actor John Lloyd Cruz was rushed to a hospital Thursday afternoon after he figured in an accident in Mount Pinatubo while shooting a new station ID for ABS-CBN.
The actor was reportedly riding a bike. While trying to avoid a pothole, he fell off the bike face first.
Cruz sustained a wound in the left nostril where a stone was reportedly lodged. The actor received four stitches.
Cruz is said to be in shock and is undergoing a CT scan. He will be tranferred to a hospital in Metro Manila.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN’s talent management arm Star Magic denied that Cruz’s girlfriend, actress Angelica Panganiban, was also hurt during the incident.
“Angelica Panganiban was present at the shoot but was not part of the scene and not involved in the accident. We thank everyone for their concern,” Star Magic said. -- report by Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News