Eddie, fresh from freak accident, works again

November 16, 2018
EDDIE Gutierrez
Eddie Gutierrez

EDDIE Gutierrez is back on primetime TV in GMA-7’s “Cain at Abel”. His last appearance was as a guest in “Ang Probinsyano” two years ago. “I had a problem with my left knee then,” he says. “Masakit ilakad, so I had an operation, nilagyan ng titanium ang loob ng tuhod ko, and now it’s okay. So when GMA called me and asked me if I could play the father of Dingdong Dantes and Dennis Trillo in ‘Cain at Abel’, I met with them at nakita nilang okay na ako and ready to face the cameras again.”

In the story, his first wife is Chanda Romero, but Dina Bonnevie stole him away from Chanda, who is the mother of his two sons. When they broke up, he got Dingdong while Chanda got Dennis. Dingdong grew up estranged from Dina, who doesn’t really care for him as a stepson, while Dennis lost his mom who went mad and was confined in a mental asylum so he grew up on his own and became a street kid and bag snatcher.

It’s nice to be back to work again,” says Eddie. “Nami-miss ko talagang umarte and it’s good to be part of a big project like this. But more than two weeks ago, nagkaroon naman ako ng freak accident. Birthday ni Annabelle (Rama, his wife) at may party sa Cebu. Ni-request akong kumanta ng Elvis song, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. So umakyat naman ako on stage. Siempre, 'yung kanta ko, sinabayan ko ng sayaw. Habang sumasayaw ako, naramdaman ko, sumakit 'yung tuhod kong inoperahan, hindi ko kinaya, bumigay, na-off balance ako at bumagsak ako. Mataas din 'yung stage. Mga five feet. Bumagsak ako sa sementong sahig. 'Yung noo ko ang tumama. Buti hindi pumutok, pero lumaki agad ang bukol. Siempre, nataranta ang lahat. Si Mother Lily was there at nilalagyan ng yelo ang noo ko. Pres. Duterte was also there and said get an ambulance para dalhin ako sa hospital. Sabi ko, hindi na kailangan. Uuwi na lang ako to rest. Namaga talaga 'yung mukha ko at parehong mata ko, nagka-black eye. The next day, nagpa-CT scan ako at okay naman.

Wala silang nakita diprensiya. So hindi ako nakapag-taping. Buti nga naka-attend na ako ng presscon ngayon. May pangingitim pa rin sa paligid ng mata ko, pero tinakpan na lang ng make up.”