Mum of local actor Benjamin Tan has been in a coma after being hospitalised on July 4, The Straits Times (ST) reported.
27-year-old Tan, who has starred in “Lion Mums Season 3" and “My Guardian Angels”, wrote an Instagram post dedicated to her on July 12.
"Mummy, don't you hate it the most when I post photos of your triple chin on the internet? I'm doing it now! Aren't you going to wake up and nag at me?
Our home is missing your voice, and no one is following me, pacing back and forth... Can you wake up soon? You've been asleep for so long... Even if you're visiting grandpa, grandma, and uncle, shouldn't you be back by now?
We still need to tidy up the home... and what about your 'grandchild' Toki? Can you bear to leave us behind? But... If you're tired, let us know... We'll do our best, I'll make you proud of me.
The doctor says you may go any time, but I really can't let go, and I'm very tired too. I only want you back, I want to hold on, but I'm tired too.
Return to us, okay?"
Toki is Tan's pet dog.
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Can't wait for @tokithesilkypoo to be back home with me, I'm a daddy already! Gonna start building and decorating his playpen while waiting for his arrival. Thank you @blacknosesdad from @beautypaws.international for introducing @pawbuddies to me and offering to groom Toki in the future! Remember to follow Toki on his Instagram ok? Haha. #thecelebrityagency #TCABenjaminTan #BENtectiveFC #bentanzx #陈政序 #探子fc #tokithesilkypoo #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #puppiesofinstagram
Tan told ST that his mum was unconscious and put on life support the day she was warded.
According to 8 Days, the 51-year-old had experienced blurry vision and giddiness prior to that.
Doctors later found out that a blood clot was pressing against her brain stem.
Although she showed signs of improvement a few days in and became lucid, Tan's mum eventually slipped back into a coma after complaining of a headache.
A CT scan uncovered internal bleeding in her brain, 8 Days added.
Doctors told the family to prepare for the worst.
Earlier on July 8, Tan posted on social media that the past week had been "crazy" due to a family emergency.
"Yet, no matter how worried I am, I got to head to work as filming resumes and put on a smile," he said.
The influencer-turned-actor urged everyone to be kind and understanding to those around them, as people might be fighting their own battles.
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Suck it up! A lot of things in life happen for a reason, and sometimes entirely out of our control. The past week has been a crazy week for me as some family emergency happened. Yet, no matter how worried I am, I got to head to work as filming resumes and put on a smile. This applies to all of us out here! Beneath that smile, some of us out there might be facing difficult times at work, or a major breakup with their partners, or suffering from the pain of losing their loved ones. We never know. So, be kind and understanding. Those who are genuinely caring for others will never ever proclaim themsleves to be a Saint. Because why? Actions speak louder than words. Spread love, not hate. Spread wisdom and not bigotry. Peace and love to all 💙 #thecelebrityagency #TCABenjaminTan #BENtectiveFC #bentanzx #陈政序 #探子FC
Top image via Benjamin Tan's Instagram page