Dolphy says he wants more time with family
MANILA, Philippines – Comedy King Dolphy said on Thursday that he wishes nothing but good things for all his loved ones as he admitted he has been feeling weak recently and has been ill several times.
In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN news anchor Korina Sanchez on TV Patrol on Thursday, Dolphy revealed that he caught pneumonia thrice already.
“'Yong sakit ko kasi medyo mahirap gumaling. Mahina ang lungs ko eh... Ako ilang beses na akong na-pneumonia. Muntik na ako noon, wala lang akong kaimik-imik, noong ginagawa namin ang John and Shirley, may dala na akong oxygen noon. Pero okay naman ako, napapagod pero okay lang, masaya naman,” he said.
Dolphy also shared that he feels he has already accomplished a lot, and that he does not regret anything.
“Na-accomplish ko na ng husto ang buhay ko, so no regrets na ako. Ang inaalala ko lang, siyempre ‘yong mga iiwanan natin. Ang mga iiwanan ko sa kanila, ayos na ayos na lahat. Sabi ko 'wag kayo mag-aaway-away,” Dolply said.
Meanwhile, Dolphy said he was glad that despite his sickness, he was still able to do a movie, which is an entry in the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival this December. He said this might be his last film.
He said that what matters most is not whether the movie is a box office hit, but whether it will make people happy.
“Maski hindi na tumabo basta kumita lang, okay lang. Masiyahan lang ang tao, okay na. It could be my last movie...hindi natin alam ang buhay,” said the comedy king.
Asked how he wants to be remembered, Dolphy cited lyrics of a song in his album Handog.
“Kamukha nga ng album ko, Handog. Napakagandang kanta. Akmang akma sa mga artista. ‘Tatanda, at lilipas din ako, nguni't mayroong tawanang iniwanan sa inyong alaala, dahil minsan tayo’y nagkasama,” he said as well as sing portions of the song.
At the age of 86, the comedy king confessed that he is already prepared to be with his Maker, but he still wishes that he be granted longer life so he could spend more time with his family.