Marlo Mortel receives message for ailing mom from American Idol winner

Images by Marlo Mortel via Instagram account and American Idol via Facebook page
  • Marlo Mortel received a heartfelt message from the newest American Idol Maddie Poppe
  • Poppe said that Marlo’s mom’s words “mean a lot to me”
  • Marlo’s mother has dropped weight as treatment continues 

Marlo Mortel was in for a surprise when the new American Idol winner Maddie Poppe gave him a video message for his mother. Marlo’s mother is still undergoing treatment and a message from the newest ‘Idol’ would have really brightened her spirit.

Image by Marlo Mortel via Instagram account

Marlo shared Maddie’s video message on Instagram with the caption, “American Idol winner @maddiepoppe sent me this before she won @americanidol today! She’s not just an amazing singer but also an amazing person inside and out. Congratulations and God bless you on your journey!”

Maddie, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Iowa said, “I know you’re going through a tough time right now but your words mean a lot to me and I really appreciate them. Thank you.”

Image by American Idol via Facebook page

Marlo earlier shared that her mother had dropped to around 40 kilograms in weight and have been very thin but he’s thankful that she’s not bedridden. Music must have really been a strong part of their mother-son bond.

Last year, the loving son held a benefit concert to help pay for his mother’s medical expenses. There were performances from Kapamilya talents Maymay Entrata, Kisses Delavin, Michael Pangilinan and Jed Madela.

You can watch the video from Marlo Mortel’s Instagram account:

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