Mika Dela Cruz Illness, What Happened to Australian-Filipino Actress?

Last Updated on December 14, 2023, 8:30 am

Learn Australian-Filipino Actress, Singer, and Model’s Challenging Journey

Mika Dela Cruz Illness
Mika Dela Cruz (Image via Facebook)

Mika Dela Cruz, an Australian-Filipino actress and multi-talented artist, recently opened up about her struggles with her physical health and hardships faced in her personal life. The 25-year-old says she faced an identity crisis and found solace in a church fellowship. Learn the inspiring story of Mika Dela Cruz and her arduous journey to health, recovery, and inner peace.

Who is Mika Dela Cruz?

Born as Mariko Nicolette Dela Cruz on December 9, 1998, in Tokyo, Japan, to a Filipino father and Italian-Australian mother, she adopted the stage name Mika Dela Cruz. She is the youngest sister of Filipino actress and singer Angelika Dela Cruz.

Mika began her career in the entertainment industry with ABS-CBN Network. She soon garnered widespread appreciation with numerous roles of teen to older characters. She worked alongside notable artists such as Nash Aguas, Andre Garcia and Aaron Junatas.

After eleven years with Star Magic, she officially signed with GMA Artist Center and became a contract artist of GMA Network on November 8, 2016.

What happened to Mika Dela Cruz?

Mika Dela Cruz recently shared her battle with thyroid disease and being diagnosed with an ‘incurable disease’ in 2015. She revealed her struggles faced due to her condition. Mika disclosed her challenges battling thyroid disease, which affected her memory and focus.

“I also couldn’t continue school anymore because my thyroid health affected my brain and my memory.”

Along with her physical health issues, she also faced immense loss with the passing of her father during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The past four years were the worst of my life,” she told a local magazine. It was the most demanding and lowest point in my life, and nobody knew about it.”


Despite all these challenges, she remained resilient, experienced a miraculous recovery in her health, and was cured of the ‘incurable disease.’ She resolved her identity crisis and restlessness after joining a church fellowship, to which she credits her newfound inner peace.

Mika’s story of self-perseverance, spiritual enlightenment, and triumph over physical health challenges inspires others facing hardships in life. After self-discovery, Mika has developed a desire for simplicity and is ready to embark on a new journey away from the chaotic life of the entertainment industry. We wish her the best of luck in the days to come. May she forever thrive in every aspect of her life.

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