Alden Richards figures in minor car accident


Alden RichardsPrized GMA talent Alden Richards, popularly known as the other half of the hit noontime show love team “AlDub,” figured in minor car accident Friday morning but, according to a statement from the network “is safe and doing well.”

In what was described as a “traffic accident,” several photos that went viral on the Internet suggested that Richard’s car hit a vehicle from behind, with another collage showing the damage on the front bumper of his black Hyundai. A third photo also caught the popular actor sitting on a curb while his assistant checks on the damage.   The said photos were uploaded by passers by.

A witness to the incident was Twitter user Ivan (@ivnccjn) who posted at about 11 am today: “So we’re on our way to Manila, tapos may banggaan sa harap. Car ni Alden pala omg he looked traumatized umupo siya sa gutter.”

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Immediately, fans of the Eat Bulaga star expressed concern for their idol on social media sites. Another picture of a scratch on the celebrity’s arm surfaced on the Net, worrying his fans all the more.

By 1 p.m., Richards took to his Twitter account to assure everyone he was unharmed. He tweeted, “Ok lang po ako! J”

GMA Vice President for Corporate Communications Angela Javier-Cruz, also sent the network’s official statement to The Manila Times late this afternoon, which said, “Kapuso star Alden Richards figured in a minor vehicular accident this morning. We would like to assure his fans and his supporters that Alden is safe and doing well. Alden would like to thank everyone for praying for his safety.” EUDEN VALDEZ


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