On Friday, Concha Velasco, an 83-year-old actress, was awarded a Virtuoso Award for her extensive professional career in the Cultural, Sports, and Social fields. She has dedicated herself entirely to acting, having played various roles as an actress, comedian, and presenter throughout her career.
Unfortunately, Velasco couldn’t attend the ceremony due to her delicate health condition. However, her first cousin and niece, Maria Jesus Varona and Irene Cruz Varona, respectively, received the recognition on her behalf.
The event’s highlight was the emotional speech that Velasco had prepared for the occasion. Though it had to be read by Maria Jesus, it touched many hearts. In her speech, she expressed her gratitude to be recognized as a virtuoso in her field of expertise, that is, interpretation.
Velasco’s health has been fragile recently, and she has had to withdraw from the world of acting after contracting COVID-19. Despite being relaxing in a Madrid residence since the beginning of 2022, she has faced a series of health challenges in recent months. Her son, Manuel Velasco, remains by her side, providing her with the necessary support.
The actress has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry, making her one of the great icons in Spain. Her family and fans wish her a speedy recovery so that she can continue to inspire and entertain audiences with her outstanding performances.