Eddie Garcia still in critical condition, shows “minimal brain activity”

MANILA, Philippines – The latest medical bulletin for veteran actor Eddie Garcia was released today, June 19.

Eddie Garcia still in critical condition, shows “minimal brain activity”
Eddie Garcia remains in “critical condition” | Photo Courtesy: ABS-CBN

The Makati Medical Center (MMC), where Garcia is confined released official statement from the attending physician of the actor. According to the update, the actor is still in “critical condition.”

Dr. Regina Macalintal-Canlas noted that Garcia “remains dependent on a ventilator to breathe and medications to support his blood pressure. His latest electroencephalogram (EEG) showed that Garcia already has “minimal brain activity.”

The medical bulletin also advises that visitors will be limited to prevent complications from occurring.

Eddie Garcia still in critical condition, shows “minimal brain activity”
Photo Credit: ABS-CBN News

It has been 11 days since Garcia was rushed to the hospital. While initial stories said the actor had a cardiac arrest while shooting on set for a GMA TV series, it was later debunked. A viral video circulated showing the 90-year-old actor tripping over some wires on set.

The doctor also confirmed that Garcia suffered a fracture in his cervical spine due to the fall.

Meanwhile, Garcia was recently named Best Actor in the 42 Gawad Urian held on June 18.

Garcia’s portrayal of an elderly crazed military man in the Martial Law-inspired movie “ML” earned him the award.

ML’s director Benedict Mique received the award on behalf of Garcia. He also got emotional as he read the message from Garcia’s family.

"While he has remained in a comatose state, isipin niyo siya iyong nakatayo dito at nakatanaw sa inyong lahat," the letter read.

The Best Actor award was Garcia’s third Gawad Urian trophy, his second as best actor. In 2006, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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