'It's Showtime' co-hosts Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia.
MANILA -- An exasperated Billy Crawford lashed out at critics Monday for dragging Coleen Garcia's name into his controversial break-up with Nikki Gil, his girlfriend of almost 5 years.
The 31-year-old singer took to the image-sharing service Instagram to address netizens who claimed Garcia, Crawford's "It's Showtime" co-host, had a part in his separation from Gil.
Crawford, who uses the Instagram handle "billyjoecrawford," made the comment on a photo posted by comedian-host Vice Ganda under his account "praybeytbenjamin."
The photo, which shows Vice Ganda with his co-hosts on "It's Showtime" -- Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Jhong Hilario and Ryan Bang -- is captioned, "I missed my Showtime sibs a lot. Great to be back."
Vice Ganda was recently on leave from the noontime program to recover from polyps found in his vocal cords. He returned on Monday, July 29.
The same day marked the start of Crawford's prolonged leave from "It's Showtime," which he announced in a live interview on "The Buzz" Sunday.
Although Crawford was not in the photo posted by Vice Ganda on Monday, the singer's name was brought up in the comments when a number of netizens speculated on his break-up with Gil.
The "Bright Lights" hitmaker, in his "The Buzz" interview, emphasized there was no third party in the relationship. He only said that he needed to "find myself," which is also the reason why he will be leaving the country to spend time with his parents.
A number of netizens, however, insisted on discussing the supposed romance between Garcia and Crawford, which the latter answered through his own comment.
"What the hell is wrong with you people? There is nothing about me and Coleen! You guys are just so wrong, man," he said.
He challenged his critics to face him, and went on to call them "narrow-minded" for discussing others' personal lives without any intimate knowledge of their relationships.
"May problema kayo sa akin, ako na Lang. Huwag ninyong idamay mga taong walang kinalaman sa hiwalayan naming ni Nikki. Punta kayo sa ABS, harapin nyo ako Lakas nyo magsalita tunkol sa kung anong nangyayari eh. Pero wala kayong alam!!!
"As much as im lost and unhappy. You guys got major problems with your lives. Narrow minded people! Open your eyes and look in the mirror and ask your self. Are you content with your life talking about others? Of course not, you guys are perfect! May God bless you all!!! Not even being sarcastic. Bless you all," he said.