Dolphy contracts pneumonia anew

Posted at 07/03/2012 5:20 PM | Updated as of 07/03/2012 11:27 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Philippines’ King of Comedy Dolphy has contracted pneumonia anew, his family said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

Comedy King Dolphy

This is Dolphy’s twelfth pneumonia in almost a year.

The Quizon family said Dolphy was advised by his doctors “to take full rest today, and will be under close monitoring throughout the day.”

The family, however, said that Dolphy’s blood transfusion and dialysis, which was conducted on Monday, went well.

They also said that Dolphy’s health remains relatively unchanged, with all his vital organs functioning properly.

On Monday, the Quizon family said the veteran actor’s kidneys is still performing below its normal capacity, while his platelet count remains low.

The family said Dolphy “continues to be lucid and responsive to communication and interaction” but still cannot speak because of the tube in his neck, which helps him breathe.