MANILA, Philippines - Considering the "sickly" condition of his father, Dolphy, Epy Quizon couldn't help but think "this is it" for the King of Comedy. The veteran actor has reportedly been in and out of hospital for some time now.
Just like Zsa Zsa Padilla and Vandolph earlier, Epy admitted that his father is very weak.
"My dad actually - he's [been] in and out of the hospital. He's actually sick, he's very weak, his immune system is down, and of course, he's old, he's 83," Epy said in an interview aired on dzMM, March 6.
The actor added, "Medyo madali na siya magkasakit and of course, wala na siya sa hospital ngayon, nasa bahay na siya ngayon. He's back, he's recovering. Pero he's really weak, he's suffering, his immune system is really down."
Epy said Dolphy's weakened immune system causes serious health issues for the icon.
"'Yung normal, isang maliit na virus na minsan nililigo lang natin, iniinda na ng katawan natin. 'Yung sa kanya, isang ganun, it will turn out to be a full-blown pneumonia. So balik na naman siya sa ospital, tapos pag nao-ospital siya, it takes weeks for this virus to leave.
"Tapos [pag] matanggal 'yun, babalik na naman siya sa bahay, tapos may bibisita na naman na may bitbit na pera, sa jeep na sinakyan nila, dadalhin nila sa room ng daddy ko, maa-ano na naman daddy ko, full-blown pneumonia na naman," he said.
Despite his father's condition, Epy and his family remain in high spirits, just like what Dolphy shows before all of them.
"Continuous prayer, kasi ako naniniwala ako na... There was a point in time nga na akala namin that was it kasi talagang sobrang hindi siya nakakahinga, kasi ever since naman my dad's problem is the respiratory system, heart is good, heart is in perfect condition, the mind. Pero 'yung respiratory talaga eh, may hika 'yan eh.
"He's there, ganoon pa rin siya magpatawa, the spirit, he's always in high spirits. Nothing has changed, he's just sickly recently," Epy said.