LOOK: Eddie Garcia 'receives' Gawad Urian award

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 19 2019 01:46 AM

Eddie Garcia won the Gawad Urian best actor award for his role in 'ML.' The actor is currently in a coma because of an injury he sustained while shooting a TV series. 'ML'

Eddie Garcia has "received" the Gawad Urian award he won for his role in "ML." 

A photo shared by the makers of the movie showed Garcia, who remains to be in a coma because of an accident, "touching" the Gawad Urian trophy he was awarded with. 

The screen veteran was named best actor for his portrayal of an elderly delusional military officer who tortures students researching about Marcos' martial law rule. 

In receiving the award in behalf of Garcia during the 2019 Gawad Urian ceremony, the director of "ML," Benedict Mique, fought back tears as he read a message from the actor's family.

He also advocated that Garcia, who is now 90, should be conferred with the National Artist Award, having served the entertainment industry for more than 70 years. 

The last medical bulletin on Garcia's condition said that the actor has been placed on DNR or "do-not-resuscitate" status.

He is still in a comatose state following the severe cervical fracture he sustained while filming a GMA Network series last June 8. 

This Tuesday, the family, through their spokesperson, Dr. Tony Rebosa, pleaded with fans to refrain from spreading fake news about the actor's condition. 

They did not specify the rumors they were pertaining to, but reminded those concerned that all medical updates shall come from them and the Makati Medical Center only. --with a report from Jeffrey Hernaez, ABS-CBN News