MANILA -- The hosts of "It's Showtime" celebrated the return of Vhong Navarro's return on the hit noontime show last Saturday.
The hosts also became emotional as they welcomed back Navarro, who has not appeared on the show for nearly two months after he was mauled late January by the group of businessman Cedric Lee and model Deniece Cornejo.
"Kanina gusto kong humagulgol sa stage, pero siyempre mananaig pa din ang saya just to see him there and sobrang thankful lang kay God na he is home, he is safe and in a place that makes him happy. We just love him so much and we just want to be with him everyday," Karylle said.
"Umiyak ako siyempre. Iba ang naramdaman ko kasi ang tagal ko siyang hindi nakita at nang nakita ko siya sobrang masaya ako," Ryan Bang said.
"Si Kuya Vhong nung dating dumalaw ako, sabi ko, 'Ngayon lang mas gwapo ako (sa kanya).' Sabi niya, 'Hindi Ryan, magkamukha lang tayo ngayon.' Patawa pa din siya pero alam ko sobrang lungkot ng puso niya at may trauma pa siya."
"Sana masaya na lang si kuya Vhong habang buhay," Bang said.
For his part, Crawford appealed to Navarro's fans and supporters to continue offering prayers for the actor-comedian.
"He is better but I really think he is going through a lot and has been through a lot. I think he needs more prayers and support. It's a mixed emotion na iiyak ka because you missed the person so much and want to be with him so much pero 'yung tuwa na nandito siya sa tabi mo, iiyak at iiyak ka," Crawford said.