MANILA — Megastar Sharon Cuneta surprised her fans and the public with an open letter, admitting that she went through a “midlife crisis.”
Using her official Facebook account, Cuneta posted a long letter addressing all her issues and realizations about her life.
“My reaction to it was awful; 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,” Cuneta said.
She added: “I feel that I have let you [fans] down. I let myself go, I allowed myself to get fat and stay fat. I became complacent… and I never lost faith in God, and in you, but I ignored the fact that I had lost faith in myself. It was I who let myself become affected by the fact that I had turned forty, not my public.”
“I feel that I had lost that “hunger” to be on top of my industry, maybe because I finally had a peaceful home and a loving family and focused on my children so much,” she further adds. “And so I suffered the consequences of failing to treasure and take care of all that God had blessed me with with regard to my career. It IS my fault, my friends. I am only human.”
In the beginning of her letter, Cuneta also admitted that she had made “mistakes that have affected all that I have worked for, bled for over the past thirty-six years.”
Aside from that, she also talked about her feelings towards people who bash her, her career, and her family in social media. Cuneta admitted that she has a tendency to lose her temper whenever she is being provoked, and said that she cannot apologize for who she is.
She also thanked her fans who are there for her throughout her life and her career.
“I don’t say this lightly, but I love you. For loving me even if you don’t know me as a normal human being and not the girl on tv and in movie reruns. I love you for knowing that I am not perfect, and loving me anyway. I love you because you give me a reason to go on doing what I love to do — singing, acting, hosting… I love you because you make me feel needed and still worth something in this fickle world,” she said, ending the letter.