Boy Abunda spends first Christmas without his Nanay Lesing


Boy Abunda opened up about how he felt when his mother was already hovering between life and death.

“Ito ang kauna-unahang Pasko na hindi ko kapiling ang akin ina. Nagpaalam si Nanay Lesing sa mundong-ibabaw noong December 1. I’m pretending to be okay. I want to share the story,” the veteran host shared his story on his Pilipino Star Ngayon column.

He revealed his mother was in the hospital for 63 days prior to her death. Boy said he was busy juggling Tonight with Boy Abunda, The Bottomline and The Cinema. He added he never wanted the public to feel sorry for him. 

“The first time nag-code blue, nag-agaw buhay ang aking nanay, it was 3:30 in the morning. Tumawag ang nurse, nagtakbuhan lahat ng nurses, lahat ng mga doctor, you don’t understand what happens. You’re just outside helpless, powerless,” he said. 

During that time, the King of All Talk has never been so afraid of phone calls. “Nung nag ring ulit yung telepono, I wanted to die because I knew something was wrong. I’ve never been afraid of phone calls, ni hindi ako makatingin sa cellphone,” he said, adding he never wanted to question the will of God, he just wanted one more day with his mother. 

Despite everything that has happened, Boy is still grateful his mother died in his embrace. 

He shared, “Nagpapasalamat na lang ako, ang naalala ko lang, my mother died in my arms. My mother died in my embrace. That will forever stay in my heart.” 

Rossane Ramos
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