"Ngayong taon, dumating na rin 'yung pinakamatinding laban na haharapin ko." YouTuber Emman Nimedez revealed that he's been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer which affects the bone marrow, on his latest vlog entry.
The singer behind the certified trending song "Teka Lang" - who has been busy releasing online content and pursuing different interests like music production - shared that he's actually been in and out of the hospital recently. It was only this month that he was confirmed to be cancer-stricken.
On the description of his vlog, Emman wrote that he really felt the need to share this news to his followers. "Mahaba-habang pakikipagtalo sa sarili bago ko tuluyang mai-post 'tong video na to. Pero sa napagtanto ko, kailangan niyo rin talaga 'to malaman. Masyado nang malayo yung pinagsamahan natin para hindi ko kayo isama sa byahe na ito. Medyo malubak lang at matarik kumpara sa mga naunang byahe. Pero kapit lang. Makakatawid tayo."
Towards the end of the vlog, the usually cheerful online personality broke down and cried. We are all rooting for you, Emman! Watch his vlog below:
"Teka Lang" easily became the number one trending video on YouTube after its release last March. He repeated that amazing feat with "Kung Pwede Lang" in April.
"Sabi ko nga pala sa sarili ko last week, paglabas ko ng ospital ay mayroon akong kailangang gawin. Sabi ko sa sarili ko, bubuksan ko lang 'to kapag malakas na ako. Let's go, unboxing time," Emman said in the video as he unboxed his Gold Play Button from YouTube for reaching over one million subscribers.