Eddie Garcia in ‘critical condition’ after neck fracture

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Veteran actor Eddie Garcia was involved in an accident during a taping of one of his shows Saturday. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 9) — Veteran actor Eddie Garcia is in “critical condition” after falling to the ground during the taping of his GMA Network TV series Saturday.

Writer and director Bibeth Orteza, a good friend of Garcia, forwarded a statement from the 90-year-old actor’s family doctor.

"The doctors ruled out the first heart attack and stroke prognosis made at around 2PM, after those were disproven by several validating tests done in Mary Johnston Hospital late in the evening. He is in critical condition due to severe cervical fracture,” Dr. Enrique Lagman said in the statement Orteza sent to CNN Philippines.

Lagman said Garcia’s family is asking for prayers and privacy at this moment.

An earlier statement from from the family, which GMA posted online, said Garcia suffered from a heart attack onset.

The network, in a Sunday statement, said it is reviewing videos of the incident.

"The video of Mr. Eddie Garcia faltering in his steps and eventually collapsing has reached GMA. We are seriously reviewing the said video as well as other videos of the same scene which our cameras also took before we make any conclusions on what really transpired," it read.