William Martinez suffers stroke

Posted at 11/23/2010 7:56 AM | Updated as of 11/23/2010 12:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) - Actor William Martinez was rushed to a hospital Monday morning after suffering a stroke.

In a text message to ABS-CBN News, the actor’s wife, Yayo Aguila, said Martinez is still confined at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City where he will still undergo more tests “to further determine his condition.”

“As of the moment, William is under intensive care due to a stroke and will be undergoing tests to further determine his condition. After 48 hours of monitoring, we will all be waiting and praying for positive results,” she said.

Aguila assured that the actor is now stable and his condition has improved.

"Better than ystrday when we rushed hm to d ER. Thank God! Pero dpa din naten alam until d results of d tests today," the actress said.

She extended her gratitude to all those who offered their “support, concern and prayers.” She also asked the public to respect her family’s privacy “during these trying times.”

This July, Martinez and Aguila ended speculations about the real status of their relationship when the latter bared that she has called it quits with Martinez, her husband of 25 years.

However, she said she is not closing her doors to the actor, especially since no annulment has been filed yet.

Aguila denied all the rumored reasons surrounding their split, such as third party, financial problems and Martinez's alleged alcohol and drug issues. –Report from Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News