WATCH: Coco Martin still hoping Eddie Garcia could recover

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Posted at Jun 17 2019 04:04 PM | Updated as of Jun 17 2019 04:09 PM

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MANILA – Coco Martin is not losing hope Eddie Garcia could still recover from his current condition.

Garcia, 90, is currently in a “comatose state with minimal spontaneous respiration” after sustaining a severe cervical fracture when he tripped and fell while shooting a scene for a GMA 7 series last June 8.

As of Saturday, Garcia’s family has already agreed to place the actor under DNR or “do-not-resuscitate” status.

“Lo, alam ko kayang kaya mo iyan. Alam ko po na kung ano man itong nangyari sa iyo, alam ko na wala iyan. Malalampasan mo iyan. Huwag kang bibitiw,” Martin said as if talking to the veteran actor in a pre-recorded video aired on “Rated K” on Sunday.

“Lagi kaming nandito, nagmamahal sa 'yo, humahanga sa 'yo at nagdadasal. Alam namin na gagaling ka agad,” he added.

Up to this day, Martin said he could not wait to share the screen again with Garcia.

“Lahat kami naghihintay sa 'yo. Lahat kami nag-aabang ulit na magkasama tayo ulit sa trabaho, sa lahat ng mga okasyon. Sobrang mahal na mahal ka namin. Mahal na mahal ka ng industriya. Ikaw ang inspirasyon naming,” he said.

The two last worked together on the hit ABS-CBN series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” 

Napakasimple, tahimik," Martin said of Garcia. "Sabi ko nga bilang artista, sa edad ni Tito Eddie, sobrang nabilib kaming lahat. Siya 'yung tipong walang personal assistant, driver lang. Grabe 'yung pagmamahal niya sa trabaho, 'yung pagmamahal niya sa industriya. 'Yung pag-aalaga niya sa lahat ng mga proyektong ginagawa niya.” 

For Martin, Garcia can be likened to a national treasure of the entertainment industry.