Diether Ocampo to Kristine Hermosa: ‘Talagang hindi mo pala ako papabayaan’
|by Rachelle Siazon | July 07, 2009 7:48 AM | |
Contrary to previous reports about his recent hospitalization, Diether Ocampo was quick to reassure everyone that he doesn’t have a serious illness. In an exclusive interview with The Buzz last Sunday, June 5, he related that he was probably stressed out because of his busy schedule taping advanced episodes of Only You and preparing for the Star Magic World Concert Tour. “Madami ding bagay akong inaasikaso tulad ng sa KIDS Foundation. Pagdating namin sa Amerika tuloy-tuloy yung activities namin. The following day, that was when the actual show was going to happen, parang nahilo ako sa umaga although nakapagpahinga naman kami ng maayos. Then it happened. Sabi nila I collapsed and hindi nila ako magising.”
Diether further revealed that all his tests came out negative for any serious illness, but that his doctors along with Star Magic Head Johnny Manahan advised him to skip the concert and have a good rest instead. The news just got blown out of proportion because of the statement that his brother supposedly released on what was happening to him back then. “Yung brother ko, si RJ, kailangan niya i-pacify yung mga tao kasi ang daming tumatawag at nagtetext e, so he made a generic text to everybody. Nung nabasa ko nga sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Ikaw talaga! Mag-aalala talaga yung mga tao kapag nabasa ‘yan.’ Sinabi kasi niya dun sa text na I have a heart problem, I had a seizure, ganyan-ganyan,” he said.
Though it’s true that he suffered from arrhythmia—a condition where a person suffers from a problem with the rhythm of one’s heartbeat which can be life-threatening and may result to cardiac arrest at times—Diether stressed that his case was very minor. “For me, I think (arrhythmia) is an overrated word eh. That's a condition when you have an irregular heartbeat. But that's nothing really serious, nangyayari talaga ‘yan,” obviously wanting to make light of his situation and put all the confusion about his health behind him.
When asked about the fact that Kristine Hermosa was among those who rushed him to the hospital in Los Angeles, Diether immediately expressed his gratitude for his former wife. “Talagang hindi mo pala ako papabayaan kaya nagpapasalamat ako. Dahil siyempre ngayon ko lang napatunayan—dahil alam ko naman matagal na—na meron siyang genuine concern sa akin.” Would he have done the same thing for her should their situation be reversed? “Yes, yes! Grabe yung mutual respect talaga namin sa isa’t isa,” he answered.
But he was more overwhelmed with the news that Kristine answered most of the doctors’ questions about his medical info and even introduced herself as his ex-wife. “Wow! Wow! Ako I have nothing against it. Baka ako pagdating ko sa ganung sitwasyon, baliktarin natin yung sitwasyon, sasabihin ko I’m the ex-husband with conviction.”
However, it didn’t become an issue between him and girlfriend Rima Lorza Ostwani who was solely concerned about his welfare. “Rima is one person that I know who is so composed. I am sure nag-alala siya more than nagselos. Yung pag-aalala niya sa akin, grabe! Halos hindi na siya nakakatulog. The distance was such a big factor already pero yung hindi niya ako makausap… Nandito siya sa Philippines nun. Gusto niya pumunta pero alam niyang hindi kakayanin,” he revealed.
Other people who expressed their great concern for Diether included his best friend Claudine Barretto and Only You co-star Angel Locsin. Even the security guard at NAIA made sure that Diether came home safe and sound. On a final note, The Buzz host Boy Abunda asked him why he is so loved by such beautiful girls and guys alike. “I guess there’s something in me that is genuine also,” he replied.
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