In the last episode of Kris TV today, March 23, Kris Aquino explained the doctor’s orders to her which made her decide to take time off from showbiz. Kris turned emotional and shared how she’ll miss doing her talk show.
“Alam nating lahat na mahirap umalis at mahirap asahan na makakabalik ka at the same level you were nung umalis ka. Pero parang naramdaman ko naman siguro namuhunan na ako. Twenty years na from October 28, 1996 nung nag-start na araw-araw, all the way to March 23, 2016. It would have been a total 10,354 days working and being with you here sa ABS-CBN,” she said.
Kris shared that her siblings are consoling her. Thery reminded the Queen of All Media that she deserves this rest and that she will still be remembered by her fans. She also opted to take a hiatus to lessen the stress of her brother, the outgoing Philippine President Noynoy Aquino.
“Naaawa na rin ako na lahat sila parating nagtatawagan ‘O, kamusta na 'yung bunso, ano na naman ang nangyari, gaano katas na naman ang BP," she added
Kris also said that she has to take good care of her health for the sake of her two sons Joshua and Bimby, since she is “the sole provider” to them. The sudden death of director Wenn Deramas due to cardiac arrest became her and Bimby’s wakeup call. When they visited his wake, she was asked by Bimby if the same thing could happen to her; Kris replied that she’ll try to do everything for it not to.
"I'm the sole parent, I’m the sole provider, they need me and naano ako nung naiyak na yung dalawa kasi sabi ko ‘We have to pray every night for my good health’ tapos ‘Are you gonna die?’ yun talaga ‘yung ano [question].”
Kris continued and thanked her bosses in ABS-CBN for being understanding and also for giving her the option that she can go back to the Kapamilya network whenever she’s ready.
“They offered me to sign a contract para ‘Once you’re ready, we’re here’ and then I said, "I don't want to do that to you kasi what if hindi pa ako ganoon kagaling and ayaw ko rin naman na maging stagnant kayo kasi dynamic itong trabaho natin and all pero super grateful talaga ako kasi hindi naman lahat bibigyan nila non ‘di ba na 'balik ka kapag ready ka, hihintayin ka lang namin.”
Kris cried and said, “This was hard pero I'm so grateful kasi super naman 'yung love sa mga messages and all. Parang sobrang bongga na pina-feel niyo na my life is also your life. Parang kung ano ang pinagdadaanan ko, 'yun din ‘yung sa inyo."
“So super, duper, duper maraming salamat especially to all those who said ‘Hintayin ka namin’. Sa love nga, hindi ka hinihintay, 'di ba? Pero the fact na 'yung audience na araw-araw may choice, para sabihin na hintayin ka namin or pag medyo okay ka na kahit once a week maha-happy na kami,
"I'm excited in a way because this is a life I've never tried. I will try my best to keep you posted sa anong ganap, sa IG. Titingnan ko kung kaya ko kasi I wanna inspire a lot of people to take good care of their health talaga. So baka mayroon akong wellness journal or my journey into getting healthy. I will try to be sharing that with you.”
She then said that she doesn’t want to say goodbye because she’ll definitely come back when she’s healthy enough to work.
"I don't want to say goodbye kasi babalik ako, I'll make sure of that. Pero I have to come back na healthy ako. Thank you po ah, I've been reading all the encouraging words, all the prayers, all the advice you've been giving me. It means a lot. I think apart from 'MMK' nobody else has had the privilege that I have been given na araw-araw for almost 20 years binigyan niyo ng space. So, sa lahat po ng Kapamilya maraming-maraming salamat. If you are going to miss me, imagine na lang how much I will miss you.”
Kris stressed that she doesn’t feel bad about her temporary leave because there’s a plausible reason why it happened.
“Wala akong bitterness sa nangyayari ngayon kasi nangyari siya dahil kailangan. Pero grateful ako na I had enough knowledge para mapagaling ko sarili ko. Kasi too late naman kung nakaratay na ako ‘di ba? So ngayon na alam ko ‘to, aalagaan ko.”
Kris remained positive and said in the end, “As I said, I will miss you and I hope you will miss me… Thank you for trusting me because this really has been a relationship based on trust… Sana hindi matapos ang 2016 at nandito na ako ulit… Ate said don't cry, so I said, I'm not crying. See you, I’ll end it with that, I will see you again."