Dennis Padilla recalls surviving COVID-19 after 12 days in hospital
Actor Dennis Padilla revealed to fans that he recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus and underwent isolation, but that he has now fully recovered.
Padilla only disclosed his ordeal last Tuesday, April 13, in an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal via DZRH, sharing that he spent 12 days confined at a hospital.
In his first days in confinement, Padilla admitted that he was scared for his life, but prayed for recovery as he wants to be there for his children.
“Talagang nung first, second, third day… kasi tinataas ko lang yung kamay ko. Sabi ko, ‘Lord, hindi ko alam kung ito na yun.’ Sabi ko lang sa Kanya, ‘Sana mapagbigyan mo pa ako ng isa pang pagkakataon, kasi maliliit pa yung mga anak ko,”‘ Padilla recalled.
(On the first, second, third day… I just raised my hand and said, “Lord, I do not know if this is it.” I just told Him, “I hope You can still give me one more chance, because my children are still young.”)
“Sana (I hope), You can give me another chance for life,'” he added.
The actor also shared that during his isolation, he still got to talk to his children almost every night and learned that his children were praying for his recovery as well.
“Ang paniwala ko, mukhang pinakamalakas na pakinggan ng Panginoon yung mga dasal ng mga anak ko (I believe that the strongest prayers that God hears are those of my children),” he said.
“They were praying for their father. They were praying for my recovery,” he added.
Although he did not mention where he was confined, Padilla on April 6 simply posted a photo of him with a health worker at the Capitol Medical Center and thanked the hospital staff.
View this post on InstagramADVERTISEMENT
While it was also not noted when he tested positive, Padilla shared also via Instagram on March 12 that he underwent swab testing for the shooting of his new show on GMA, “Kung Puwede Lang: The Rantserye.”
View this post on Instagram
Padilla is one of many celebrities who have battled or are battling COVID-19, including Sunshine Cruz, Gab Valenciano, Angelica Jones and Angeline Quinto, among many others. Ian Biong /ra
The hottest entertainment news straight to your inbox
The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.