MANILA - Jam Sebastian, half of the popular YouTube tandem and real-life couple Jamich, recently confirmed that he has been diagnosed with cancer.
Sebastian and Paolinne Michelle Liggayu rose to online fame for their videos about love and relationships, with their YouTube channel boasting of over 72 million views.
On their Instagram page, Sebastian revealed that he is set to undergo treatment for the next four months.
He went on to thank his brother Yexel for helping with his medical expenses which amount to P20,000 a day, and Liggayu for always being there to support him.
"Saan ko kukuhain yung ganun kalaki pero inako lahat ni Kuya... Nung nalaman niya na may sakit ako, sinabi niya agad na wag ko isipin ang gastos kahit piso at siya bahala sa lahat. Limited lang ang pera ni Kuya pero lagi siyang gagawa ng paraan kasi unlimited naman daw si Lord. 'Kahit ibenta ko ang museum magpagaling ka lang!' Yan ang narinig ko sa kanya," Sebastian said of his brother, who owns a toy museum.
"Ang malas ng cancer cells ako pa napili. Di nila alam na may Yexel ako na kasama kong lalaban, may Paolinne Michelle pa!" he added.
In a previous Instagram post, Sebastian said that doctors found a lump in his lungs.
"After CT scan, doon nakita na di pala asthma sakit ko, kundi may bukol sa lungs. Sobrang takot ko nung narinig ko sa doctor na its either infection or worst, cancer," he wrote. "Iba pakiramdam dude, kahit malamig para akong pagpapawisan sa narinig ko. Sabay hagulgol pa ng mama ko sa tabi ko. Wala akong choice kundi maging matibay at manalig kay Lord."
In December 2011, Jamich appeared on the ABS-CBN show "Gandang Gabi Vice" hosted by Vice Ganda.
After performing on the show, the two gave Vice Ganda a life-size horse statue made of fiberglass.
Aside from "Gandang Gabi Vice," Jamich also made a guest appearance on "Kris TV," where they shared their love story with host Kris Aquino.
Last year, singer Zsa Zsa Padilla said she is ready to give love a second chance after watching one of Jamich's videos.