Xian Lim could not help but turn emotional as he revealed on Monday, August 24, that his grandmother has been diagnosed with cancer.
The Love Thy Woman actor made the announcement in a three-minute video he posted on his Instagram page.
“We are bringing my lola to the hospital to... I think the procedure is called mastectomy. They have to remove I guess her left or right breast because they found cancer. So my grandma has cancer right now,” he said.
Xian said he wanted to make the video to remind his fans and followers not to take time for granted.
“I don’t know why I’m making this video. I guess it’s more for people to take a moment and enjoy the moments you have with family and friends. If you have a moment of your time right now, just stop and go with your mom, your dad, your grandpa, your lola and just say ‘I love you’ to them. Enjoy them while they’re still around,” he said.
“She’s still around, malakas pa naman siya,” he continued, referring to his grandma. “It’s just that may mga uncertainties in life and there [are] moments na hindi talaga natin nakokontrol. So don’t take time for granted and love your parents. Love your grandparents. All the money, the world, all the things that you have, wala ‘yang laban sa time. So, just please, reach out to your family now and give them a hug and say ‘I love you.’”
In a separate post, Xian shared photos and a clip of his grandmother with their family, with the caption, “Get well soon, mama.”
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Meanwhile, several of Xian’s friends and colleagues in showbiz offered prayers for the successful operation and fast recovery of his grandmother, among them his girlfriend Kim Chiu, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Iza Calzado, Bianca Gonzalez, Alex Gonzaga, Kylie Verzosa, Janno Gibbs, and Dingdong Avanzado.