Baron Geisler invited back to ABS-CBN Ball after 14-year ban

Actor Baron Geisler took to Instagram to express his gratitude upon receiving an invitation to the 2023 ABS-CBN Ball — some 14 years after he was banned from the annual event for drunken behavior.

“It has been more than a decade since I was invited to the #ABSCBNBALL due to my bad behavior during the previous ones,” he candidly wrote. “Now, I am humbled and grateful that they welcome me back with open arms.”

Baron Geisler | Photograph courtesy of baron geisler/ig

The actor, whose long and public battle with alcoholism had seen him entangled in professional and legal scrapes, added that he can’t wait to thank the Kapamilya bosses personally and to have a wonderful time with his colleagues now that he has turned a new leaf.

On his X (formerly Twitter) account, Geisler explained how the invitation means so much to him and that he will not take it for granted.

“I’m ready for this. Sober party for me bro and still will have a blast for sure. Sa taping nga saya namin sober kaya naman sa party pa (During the taping, we had fun while sober, so even more at a party),” he said, adding that he’s receiving full support from colleagues such as director Andoy Ranay and co-star Sylvia Sanchez.

In a follow-up post, Geisler admitted he’s still “God’s work in progress” when it comes to maintaining sobriety.

“True, I stumble at times but I get up 7, 8, 10 times harder. Growing and moving forward each day. Maraming salamat sa support and love na ibinibigay nyo sa akin. Appreciated po (Thank you very much for the support and love you give me. I appreciate it). To God be all glory and praise,” he said.

The ABS-CBN Ball 2023 will be held on 30 September.

Geisler, considered one of the best actors of his generation, has bounced back with acclaimed turns in films such as Doll House. He currently stars in the new series Senior High as Harry Guerrero and is also part of Brillante Mendoza’s upcoming film Moro.