- Marcelito Pomoy had been criticized for allegedly faking sickness as the reason why he didn’t win America’s Got Talent: The Champions edition
- Marcelito’s wife Joan defended her husband; saying they would never resort to making up stories
- During the semi-finals, Marcelito had complained of chest tightness and almost didn’t perform on stage
Marcelito Pomoy’s wife Joan defended her husband from criticisms online; saying he just made being sick an excuse for not winning “America’s Got Talent: The Champions edition.”
Joan said Marcelito had received criticisms accusing him of faking sickness during the AGT competition.
She told Push, “Ang dami naming naharap na challenges with this contest. Alam mo naman behind-the-scenes ang daming nangyayari — ‘yung sakit na naramdaman niya which is totoo naman ‘yun. Sabi ko nga kung ipapakita ko lang lahat lahat ng conversations namin with AGT staff, kung puwede ko lang irelease lahat, gagawin ko.”
Joan continued to explain, “Kasi ang daming nagda-doubt kung totoo daw ba na nagkasakit siya. Kasi ‘yung iba ‘yung issue nila baka issue lang daw kasi natalo na.”
Marcelito’s wife said they would never resort to such stories.
She added, “Hindi kami gagawa ng ganu’ng story. Plus, the fact na hindi naman siya natalo du’n sa part ng semi-finals. Nakapasok pa nga siya, ‘di ba? So why would we make a story like that?”
It can be recalled that during the semi-finals round of AGT, Marcelito almost couldn’t perform on stage after experiencing chest tightness.
He had earlier shared, “Pangalawang sukat ko pa lang hindi na ako agad nakatayo kasi parang hindi ko alam nangyari sa dibdib ko, sobrang sakit talaga. Sabi ko sa asawa ko hindi ako makagalaw, unti-unti kong ginalaw siya pero masakit talaga.”
The doctors had declared it was muscle spasms.
Marcelito placed as third runner-up in America’s Got Talent: The Champions.