Francis M. Talks About His 'Near Death' Experience

Francis M

Christmas this year was exceptionally special for rapper-host Francis Magalona and his family. Francis, who was diagnosed with leukemia last August, was permitted by his doctor to momentarily leave the hospital bed last December 24 to spend Christmas Eve at home together with wife Pia and their eight children.

In a phone interview with Startalk's Butch Francisco and guest host Ricky Lo Saturday, December 27, Francis generously shared the details leading to his emotional homecoming.

"‘Di ba, I told you before, I did my third chemo cycle and then I did it last November 11 after our recording nung project namin ni Ely [Buendia]? On November 12, pumasok na ako sa ospital and after 43 days, I went home last December 24. I spend Noche Buena at home and then Christmas day lunch with my brothers and sisters."

SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE: Francis described Noche Buena this year as the "happiest Christmas ever."

Unknown to the public, the 44-year-old singer-composer recently survived a delicate medical condition days before he was dispatched from the hospital. "Akala ko kasi magki-Christmas ako sa ospital, e, because I had a very, very, very close brush with death last December 4. I went into septic shock and it was a very scary moment," confessed Francis.

He then carefully shared the details. "Well. my blood pressure went down 35/20 and there was apparently a bacteria in my blood. I was in the ICU for ten days, so it was a very trying moment and that day when I was there, all of my brothers and sisters were there. All of my sisters were there because, you know, any moment I could have passed away.

"That's how dangerous sepsis is, so I would like to share it with people who are watching right now that it's no laughing matter. It's the number one killer in the ICU according to Google. So, I was able to survive that and then, after that, my blood became stable again, and then I did one final bone marrow extraction last December 22, and then I was pronounced free to go home."

According to the widely popular Internet information database, Wikipedia, septic shock is a serious medical condition caused by decreased tissue perfusion and oxygen delivery as a result of infection and sepsis. The site further added that septic shock can cause multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and death.

Francis accurately hit it home when he mentioned the severity of the malady as Wikipedia took note that mortality rate from septic shock is approximately 50 percent.

BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT: Francis is scheduled for a bone marrow transplant. "My doctor said I'm in remission right now after my third chemo cycle. So, my next move would be to do the bone marrow transplant and I'm very happy to announce that I was able to find a match. One of my sisters from the States we have the same tissue typing so she would be my donor," related Francis.

The upcoming New Year celebration will be no different from Christmas as Francis was allowed still his doctors to welcome 2009 at home.

"We'll spend New Year at home and then on January 1, I'll be having lunch like yong kuya ko galing sa States umuwi ditto. He went home to have also his tissue typing. He want to be donor so he went home last December 20 so hopefully ‘yon magkasama ulit kami [for the New Year]."

Fauzi Rassull –   – (Tuesday, December 30, 2008 3:20:00 AM)  

To whom it may concern,

Before you even start accusing me and slandering me altogether, just want to let you know that I may use my power to report you for making false accusation towards me.

First, I do not know you and that means you DO NOT have the rights to say that to me, alright.

On that note, allow me to end this by saying "Putang Ina Mo" right at you.


Anonymous –   – (Tuesday, December 30, 2008 4:43:00 AM)  

fucku ka rin, sinong kausap mo? =)) Thank you rin. may power ka pala eh, so more power to you.

Post a Comment

what can you say about this?! :)

ABS-CBN GMA-7 PBB Marian Rivera TV Ratings Movies TV5 Magazines Star Cinema Angel Locsin Videos Music Site News Awards Scandals Dingdong Dantes Piolo Pascual StarStruck MMFF Manny Pacquiao Asianovelas Kris Aquino Beauty Pageant Katrina Halili Sarah Geronimo Survivor Philippines Wowowee KC Concepcion Myx Richard Gutierrez Sam Milby Cristine Reyes Karylle Marky Cielo Anne Curtis Charice Pempengco Judy Ann Santos Sports Gerald Anderson Heart Evangelista John Lloyd Cruz Pinoy Fear Factor FHM GMA Films Hollywood Kim Chui Poll Angelica Panganiban Celebrity Feuds Joey De Leon Jericho Rosales Regine Velasquez Ruffa Gutierrez Viva Films ASAP Bea Alonzo Blind Item Jennylyn Mercado Regal Entertainment Robin Padilla Rufa Mae Quinto SOP Sam Pinto StarTalk The Buzz Willie Revillame Willing Willie Jake Cuenca Luis Manzano Politics Roxanne Guinoo Shaina Magdayao Sharon Cuneta Vice Ganda Aga Muhlach Andi Eigenmann Betty La Fea Celebrity Duets Entertainment Live Eugene Domingo Gretchen Barretto Komiks Presents Kristine Hermosa Mariel Rodriguez Ogie Alcasid Paolo Bediones Phil Younghusband Shalani Soledad Toni Gonzaga Aljur Abrenica Denise Laurel Gabby Concepcion Iza Calzado JM De Guzman Joey Marquez John Lapus Justin Bieber Kris Bernal LJ Reyes Ma. Venus Raj Maalaala Mo Kaya Mr. Fu Nadine Samonte Patrick Garcia Pokwang Sandara Park Selena Gomez Showbiz Central Sid Lucero Solenn Heusaff Star Circle Quest Tayong Dalawa Valerie Concepcion AJ Perez Agot Isidro Ai Ai delas Alas Albert Martinez Albie Casiño Alessandra De Rossi Alex Gonzaga Alfred Vargas Annabelle Rama Audie Gemora Bayani Agbayani Billy Crawford Binibining Pilipinas Boys Over Flowers Britney Spears Buboy Villar Carla Humphries Carlo Aquino Chito Roño Chris Brown Christopher de Leon Claudine Barretto Coco Martin Coney Reyes DJ Durano Danita Paner Derek Ramsay Diana Zubiri Diane Medina Diether Ocampo ETC Eat Bulaga Edgar Allan Guzman Endorsements Erik Matti Erik Santos Eula Valdez Gloria Diaz Hayden Kho JC de Vera Jackie Rice Jason Francisco Jeffrey Tam Jennica Garcia Jennifer Lopez Joey Reyes John Estrada John Prats Julia Montes Kathryn Bernardo Kean Cipriano Lady Gaga Lauren Young Lee Min Ho Lovi Poe Lucky Mercado Luis Alandy Maggie Wilson Mang Enriquez Marco Alcaraz Maria Venus Raj Mariah Carey Mark Bautista Marvin Agustin Matteo Guidicelli Maxene Magalona May Bukas Pa Megan Young Melai Cantiveros Melason Melissa Ricks Michael V Mikael Daez Miko Petito Nonito Donaire Paulo Avelino Princess Ryan Rachelle Ann Go Rainier Castillo Randy Santiago Raymond Isaac Rayver Cruz Rhian Ramos Rich Asuncion Richard Gomez Rodjun Cruz Rufa Mi Ryan Cayabyab Sexbomb Girls Sheena Halili Studio 23 Sugar Mercado Susan Roces TJ Trinidad TV Commercial Technology Vanessa Hudgens Vic Sotto Wanlu Wilma Doesnt Xyriel Manabat Yeng Constantino Zac Efron Zanjoe Marudo

Showbiz Updates

Twitter and Facebook!


All images are sourced from the internet and are in the public domain. We claim no credit for any images or videos featured on this site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyright to it's respectful owners. If you own rights to any of the images or videos, and do not wish them to appear on this site, please contact us via e-mail and they will be promptly removed.

We are not responsible for content on any external website, and a link to such site does not signify endorsement. Information on this site may contain errors or inaccuracies; the site's proprietors do not make warranty as to the correctness or reliability of the site's content.

This blog is not affiliated in any way with ABS-CBN, GMA-7, TV5, NBN4, QTV, Studio 23, CS9, IBC-13, MYX, ETC, SBN 21 or even Net25, its affiliates and subsidiaries. To know more, please read this blog's Privacy Policy.

  © Blogger template Shush by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP