Even a decorated 15-year run and a ton of hits aren't enough to fill the emptiness that superstars like Sarah Geronimo feel.
The multi-hyphenate artist broke down in the middle of her concert tour's Las Vegas stop, visibly spent and shaken. She shared, "Hindi yung successful na shows o yung mga hits ang makakapag-kumpleto sayo, ang makakapagpasaya sayo bilang isang tao, kundi yung tunay na pagmamahal na hindi nagbabago, perpekto ka man o hindi."
Sarah revealed having second thoughts about her career of choice, then apologized to her audience for not being able to finish the set, particularly her signature song, "Forever's Not Enough." "Ginusto ko pong maibahagi ang talento ko pero, hindi pala ako handa sa mga kasama doon sa hiningi ko, lalong-lalo na 'yung pressure to always do good, maging role model ka, maging perpekto ka. Mahirap po."
What followed was an outpouring of love and encouragement in social media, both from fans and industry peers, including her boyfriend Matteo Guidicelli.
This wasn't the first time a local big name crumbled under the bright lights of show business and was courageous enough to let everyone know about it.
The most recent entry is when Kris called out ex-husband James Yap after the latter talked about "missing" their son Bimby in a birthday greeting. She responded by "washing their dirty laundry"in public, writing, "Nanahimik ako for so long—even when you crossed the line when promoting that bar you are part owner of—nagsalita ka and nasa PEP yung video na napanuod ni Bimb mismo: 'Nakakawalang-ganang mag-effort na magpaka-tatay kay Bimb kasi hindi naman appreciated.'" Kris went on with the tirade, even involving broadcaster Korina Sanchez, while Yap was quoted by SPIN.ph, "Iiwan mo yung problema sa bahay."
Were you even surprised by his inclusion? The matinee idol-turned-drunk troublemaker has had run-ins with almost everyone, one of which even translated into a scripted MMA fight. From bouncers and students, to his colleagues (Kiko Matos, Mo Twister, Ping Medina) and family, no one is safe from Baron once he goes full beastmode. The latest episode of the Baron saga saw him threatening his brother-in-law with a knife and subsequently getting jailed. That doesn't take away from his artistry, though—he recently won Outstanding Male Featured Performance in a Musical at the Gawad Buhay Awards for his musical debut as Tikbalang in Aurelio Sedisyoso.
Late last year, one-half of the phenomenal AlDub love team penned an open letter addressed to her fans, asking for the "Freedom to feel what I want to feel, be what I want to be, and do what I want to do," which she and on-screen partner Alden Richards deserve. Despite the countless blessings, Maine felt the joy in her heart to be wanting: "I have not been able to do what I want and say what I feel because every time I try to express my thoughts and feelings, some of you tend to misapprehend and invalidate them in so many ways." Shortly after, fellow celebrities and the AlDub Nation expressed their support for Maine and gave her a virtual group hug.
Kuya Wil is no stranger to meltdowns in front of the camera. In 2013, he castigated a couple of his co-hosts for being "unprofessional," which immortalized the expression, "You don't do that to me!" But three years before that, Revillame got into it with entertainment writer Jobert Sucaldito, after the latter supposedly underestimated his contestants. "Wala na kayong ginawa kung hindi tirahin ako dito. Ilang taon na akong tumatahimik," he said. "Pero tandaan ninyo ito kapag hindi ninyo yan tinanggal ako ang magre-resign dito. Para po sa mga tao ito. Para sa mga taong espesyal, para sa mga 75% ang grades. Ipaglalaban ko ang mga estudyanteng yan."
The Megastar has had a love-hate relationship with social media, reportedly going on a digital fast for the nth time in mid-April. Although Sharon isn't one to shy away from opening up to her online followers, like when she revealed she was experiencing a midlife crisis back in 2014. Part of her post read: "I became rebellious because I hated myself for the way I looked and the time I continued to waste by not focusing and working on bettering my own person... I hit mid-life and didn't know how to deal with it. I was lost. And then when I got used to it, I saw what had changed around me." She then explained that she intends to begin again by "going back to basics."