April Boy Regino forced to end singing career due to cancer

“Jukebox King” April Boy Regino has decided to finally end his singing career due to prostate cancer he’s battling for four years now.

April Boy Regino retires

The 44-year old OPM artist in an interview said that no matter how much he loves to perform and compose songs, his body isn’t cooperating.

It was in 2009 when April Boy got diagnosed with cancer and he now wants to focus on his medication.

His last performance was in Tacloban City in front of Typhoon Yolanda survivors.

April Boy said he already accepted his current medical condition and wished that his songs will live forever.

“Mamamatay din ako ako kasi cancer na ang ibinigay sa akin. Magreretiro po ako. Pero pisikal lang po ‘yon. Katawan ko lang po ang mawawala. Ang mga awitin ko andyan pa rin po. Mapapakinggan pa rin nila ‘ko,” the singer said.

Some of April Boy’s hit songs are “Hindi Ko Kayang Tanggapin,” “Esperanza,” “Umiiyak Ang Puso,” and “Paano Ang Puso Ko?”

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Ma. Ana Elizabeth Guazon used to work in a local radio station in Naga City as news writer, field reporter, and a primetime program anchor. After three years of working in a broadcasting company, she has become a freelance writer and co-owner of Tha Mind Pester, a blog for creative articles.