Julio Diaz figures in accident, cries for help

Posted at 01/24/2013 4:30 PM | Updated as of 01/24/2013 6:57 PM

Coco, Dingdong pledge financial support

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) -- Julio Diaz and his family expressed gratitude for the outpouring of help for the former sexy actor, who recently figured in an accident.

Julio Diaz. File photo

Known for his roles in acclaimed independent films such as "Kinatay" (2009) and "Serbis" (2008), Diaz is currently at the National Orthopedic Hospital after breaking his hip bone in an accident while filming a new project.

"Nangyari ito noong may shooting ako ng indie film with Direk Roland Sanchez. Sa shooting namin, nadulas ako, tapos 'yung hip bone ko 'yung nadali. Basag-basag 'yung mismong buto," the actor said.

"By Monday, ooperahan ako and ang operasyon will take somehow more money than I expected sa mga panahong ito," Diaz told ABS-CBN News on Thursday.

According to the veteran actor's sister Ana Marie Datuin, over P80,000 is needed for his operation and subsequent physical therapy sessions.

Datuin said Diaz became emotional after learning of the financial and moral support from his friends and colleagues. To date, monetary aid has reached P50,000.

"Gusto kong magpasalamat sa mga tao, sa mga kamag-anakan ko, and then of course 'yung monetary support. Nagbigay sa 'kin ng pledges si Dingdong Dantes, si Coco Martin, si Direk Roland.

"Maraming salamat at sa gitna ng aking hindi maayos na kalagayan, makakaraos din ako," he said. -- From a report by Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News