|Kapamilya actress Jessy Mendiola. File photo
MANILA – Although she admitted that she does not know the exact whereabouts of actor JM de Guzman, actress Jessy Mendiola said he is hoping and praying that her former boyfriend could get back on his feet and make a showbiz comeback.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Mendiola said she is optimistic that de Guzman could bounce back and return to the limelight.
“I hope he gets well soon and gets back on his feet really soon because he’s really a good actor. I want him back also. A lot of people want him back,” she said.
Saying de Guzman is one of the most talented actors of his generation, Mendiola said: “Feeling ko ang dami niyang maipapakita, marami siyang maishe-share.”
Over the weekend, de Guzman’s father told Ricky Lo of The Philippine Star that the actor is currently seeking treatment so he can recover from his "health condition."
“He’s somewhere, not yet stable, but getting better. A few more months and he will be okay. Maybe by December, he will be recovered. He will be a better man when he emerges and he himself will tell the whole true story,” he said.
Asked whether there is something she would want to tell de Guzman, Mendiola said: “Get well soon. A lot of people are waiting for you.”
Aside from Mendiola, de Guzman’s good friend, actor Jake Cuenca, also has encouraging words for the actor.
“Pare, nandito kaming lahat naghihintay sayo. Hinihintay lang naming na makabalik ka. Pagbalik mo, trabaho tayo,” he said.
Cuenca said he will be praying for de Guzman’s quick recovery.
“I hope he’s okay. He’s a good friend. Sabay kam nag-artista niyan. I’ll be praying for him. I really hope that when everything is said and done, he comes back to show business because he’s a wonderful actor,” he said.