Rayver Cruz recently revealed that he is a survivor of COVID-19.
The actor-dancer opened up about his battle with the deadly disease in an exclusive interview for the GMA news show 24 Oras last Monday, September 12.
He explained why he has been absent for nearly three months in the variety show All-Out Sundays.
“Nagkasakit kasi ako. Alam mo naman ‘yong virus natin na kung tawagin ay si [COVID-19], nakuha ko rin,”
Moreover, Rayver felt lower back pain as a first symptom. He thought it was an effect of overworking.
“Noong time na ‘yon, nakakalungkot, ‘diba? Na-down din ako. At first, akala ko napagod lang ako that day sa mga ginagawa, sa pag-workout, sa trabaho. Akala ko sunod-sunod lang […].”
He, then, started to feel the symptoms usually felt by someone who contracted COVID-19.
Rayver felt fear upon learning that he tested positive for the virus while revealing that he was admitted to the hospital.
“Noong in-explain sa akin ng doctor, medyo natakot din ako and mahirap din naman kasi ako lang mag-isa, eh. Tricky kasi ang [COVID-19], eh. ‘Pag biglang nag-drop ‘yong oxygen mo o kung ano man ang mangyari, walang magsusugod akin kaagad-agad.”
Moreover, Rayver now divulges his experience with COVID-19 to spread awareness and encourage everyone to get a vaccine.
“Important din na lahat tayo sana makapagbakuna na. It’s important din na, kahit papaano, may proteksyon ka,”
We are glad you’re feeling well, Rayver! Keep on staying strong.
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