Filipino Rapper Francis Magalona diagnosed with Leukemia

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rap Musician-TV host-actor Francis Magalona has been diagnosed with leukemia. He is currently undergoing more tests according to Philipine Entertainment writers and local newspapers.

Kiko as often called in the industry is the  son of the popular 1950s movie tandem Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran, the 43-year-old father of eight children is appealing for sobriety as he prepares to fight the disease. “I don't want a media circus. I want privacy with my family,”

Francis' wife, Pia Arroyo-Magalona, said her husband started exhibiting these symptoms in March 2008. “It was very gradual, hindi siya biglaang lumabas [it didn't manifest right away]. We don't want to use the word 'curable,' but the doctors say it's treatable.”

Francis Magalona is also asking for your help in blood donations to replace the supply that I have consumed in the hospital.He will issue a formal statement Thursday Aug. 14 on the noontime variety TV show “Eat Bulaga” where he is also a regular host.

He is also now into Francis M apparel and photography. He won several local awards for his work.

So if you can donate blood, please go to Medical City located along Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City. Let them know you care!

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