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Chito Miranda overjoyed at getting to play with hospitalized Parokya ni Edgar guitarist again

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Apr 24, 2023 6:00 pm

Parokya ni Edgar's lead singer Chito Miranda is on cloud nine after getting the chance to play with his band's guitarist Gabriel "Gab" Chee Kee again after he was hospitalized due to complications caused by pneumonia.

To refresh your memory, Chito published a lengthy update back in January regarding his bandmate's health condition, wherein he revealed that he was diagnosed with lymphoma late last year and has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past few months. Lymphoma is a type of cancer that begins in the lymphatic system.

While Gab continued to perform with the band in a few of their gigs, his condition eventually worsened to the point that his doctor advised him to discontinue playing and prioritize his health.

But things began to improve for Gab after he was finally discharged from the hospital back in early March, and now, it looks like he is back in the music business.

On his social media accounts, Chito expressed his joy at getting to jam with Gab again as they performed their hit songs Your Song and Halaga during their latest gig. He assured fans that Gab got the consent of his doctor and had a nurse accompany him the whole time.

"As a friend, I was honestly worried, and wanted him to rest, and to simply enjoy the show from the sidelines," Chito wrote. "As a bandmate, it was an overwhelming experience. Sobrang saya lang ng feeling na naka-jam si Gab ulit. Nakakakilabot."

As Gab's family had been having trouble paying for his medical bills, various OPM artists such as Ebe Dancel, Moira Dela Torre, Gloc-9, Shanti Dope, Flow G, and bands Kamikazee, Gracenote, and December Avenue organized their own fundraising gigs to help provide financial assistance.

Parokya ni Edgar also auctioned off some valuable memorabilia to help their guitarist pay off his expenses. The items included a polo shirt of the late OPM icon Francis Magalona as well as a guitar signed by all the members of the band Eraserheads.

Chito expressed his gratitude to their fans and followers for all the help and shared that Gab is on his way to getting better.

"Sabi ko nga, kung hindi niyo kami tinulungan, wala na siguro si Gab ngayon, pero now, he's slowly getting his strength back, and is on his way to making a full recovery. Mahaba pa ang laban, pero we are slowly winning," he ended.