|King of Comedy Dolphy with sweetheart Zsa Zsa Padilla. File photo
MANILA, Philippines - The King of Comedy Dolphy was back on television, months after speculations surfaced about his poor health condition.
In a video message aired on "Paparazzi" over the weekend, the veteran comedian, who looked like he gained weight, said he is currently doing better.
Dolphy admitted that he misses his fans and asked them not to worry.
"Sa mga kapwa ko ka-artista at kasama sa industriya, sa aking mga kapamilya at mga kapatid, mga kaibigan at sa mga sumusuporta sa akin, ito po si Dolphy hindi po ako dobol," he said.
"Gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa patuloy niyong pagdarasal na higit na nagpapalakas sa akin ngayon. Gustong-gusto ko po kayong makapiling pero nagpapalakas pa ako ngayon. Huwag kayong mag-alala. I'm OK, I love you all," he added.
In a recent interview, Dolphy's youngest daughter Zia Quizon also assured the public that her father is now doing better and that they are doing their best to keep the veteran actor healthy.
"He is doing well. It's just that obviously when you come to certain age my ups and downs ang health natin. But he is really well. He is at home relaxing naman,” Quizon said.