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What made Ken Chan cry during online fundraiser

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/ 12:20 AM April 25, 2020
Ken Chan

Ken Chan

Ken Chan couldn’t help but cry while leading a prayer in a fundraising online session with his fans. A lot of things were running through his head, like fears about the possibility of his front-liner loved ones falling ill, and the pervading sense of uncertainty as the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s hard not to turn emotional during these difficult times. There are people dying around the world because of the pandemic,” the GMA 7 actor told the Inquirer in a recent interview. “It was a release of emotions.”

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“There’s uncertainty and our future is hanging in the balance. That prayer really touched me deeply; I felt other people’s pains,” added Ken, who urged everyone to offer a little prayer for those who are suffering amid the ongoing health crisis. “What has been going on around us … it’s painful. We don’t know what will happen to us… But let’s not forget to pray,” stressed the 27-year-old Kapuso star, who was last seen in the romantic comedy series “One of the Baes,” which he top-billed with his screen partner, Rita Daniela.

While he’s concerned about the well-being of our front-liners, Ken’s also awed by all the work they put in and sacrifices they make. “I have a deep appreciation for the front-liners…Those front-liners are truly going above and beyond [the call of duty] to help all of us,” Ken pointed out.

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A few weeks ago, Ken had a bit of a scare, after finding out that seasoned actress Sylvia Sanchez—whom he recently worked with—had tested positive for Covid-19. And he admitted to feeling anxious and paranoid when he started to show potential symptoms like dry cough and fatigue.

Ken immediately decided to go on self-quarantine. And fortunately, “everything has been going well” now.

“Regarding medical advice, I’m so blessed to have a strong support system, which includes medical professionals who gave me some valuable advice to protect myself and my family,” he said.

It remains to be seen when the pandemic will end or when the enhanced community quarantine will be lifted. But for now, Ken and his family intend to cope with the situation by keeping themselves at home and maintaining a positive outlook.

“During these times it’s really important to keep your spirits high. And that has been one of our main priorities since the start of the lockdown,” Ken related. “My family and I are simply trying to stay strong, stay focused, and stay united no matter what this virus brings our way.”

“Unity is essential in these times, as well as a strong connection with God,” he added.

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