Ogie now OK after freak accident

November 30, 2021 Mario Bautista 415 views

OGIE Alcasid revealed in the presscon of “Christmas with the Stars” that he got into a freak accident while hosting ‘Showtime” recently. He was doing a segment ala-Squid Game where he is strapped high up in the air when the cable holding him snapped and he fell into the floor 12 feet below.

“Yes po, nahulog ako,” he says. “But i’m okay. May pa-stunt kasi kami, pero naputol ‘yung what’s holding me so ayun, nagkasugat ako, pasa-pasa. They were telling me magpa-MRI ako, but there were no fractures naman and also, the show must go on kaya tinuloy ko pa rin ang performance ko.”

“Christmas with the Stars” is a Yuletide concert hosted by Ogie Alcasid and Ian Veneracion with various OPM stars performing for the benefit of the Independent Production Workers Group, in cooperation with the Ortigas malls. These are the people who work with them in concerts and other live performances who are affected by the pandemic and had no income for almost two years.

The show has an impressive list of performers who are all willing to help: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Dingdong Avanzado, Christian Bautista, Poppert Bernadas, Noel Cabangon, Ryan Cayabyab Singers, Jose Mari Chan, The Company, RJ Dela Fuente, Krystle, Moira Lacambra, Kuh Ledesma, Gian Magdangal, Lara Maigue, Lani Misalucha, Martin Nievera, Randy Santiago, Aicelle Santos, Gary Valenciano and National Artist Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, as directed by Paolo Valenciano.

This will be shown streaming on Dec. 11, 7 pm at KTX. “Sana suportahan nyo kami for this worthwhile show to help these jobless workers economically, especially this Christmas season,” says Ogie. “This is really a Christmas show aimed to help the workers sa live entertainment circuit dahil tinamaan talaga sila ng pandemic.”

To get free tickets for the show, here’s what should do:

1. Register for the Christmas With The Stars Online Concert via the Ortigas Malls website from November 13 until December 10, 2021.

2. Download the Ortigas Malls App and register for the Ortigas Community Card. Customers must be registered for the Ortigas Community Card.

3. Submit a single or accumulated receipt worth P1,000 from any Ortigas Mall establishment via the Ortigas Malls Christmas With The Stars Google Form (www.ortigasmalls.com) with a screenshot of your Ortigas Community Card Membership ID from November 4 until December 10, 2021.