Fame: Rafael Amaya: the first time he was admitted to a hospital for guilt

achieved international fame as protagonists of “”, The series where he played the famous Aurelio Casillas. The Mexican actor conquered the public for his performance as this controversial but charismatic character throughout seven interrupted seasons.

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The leader of the Casillas family has been a key element during the development of the production of TelemundoHowever, as the seasons progressed He went from being the protagonist to being forgotten. Why? On several occasions, the Mexican actor has withdrawn from public life and social networks, a situation that has triggered all kinds of theories.

Rafael Amaya achieved international fame by starring in “The Lord of the Skies” (Photo: Telemundo)

Some claim that he is very ill, others that he has drug problems and that he is in a rehabilitation center. The truth is that the actor disappeared from the public scene more than a year and a half ago. Since April 2018, he has not published any new photos on his Instagram account, he has not appeared at public events, nor has he given interviews. He only returned to the screens to say goodbye to the character that gave him world fame.

It was in the first chapter of the seventh season of when we last saw Rafael Amaya play Aurelio Casillas, who died after being in a coma for much of the previous season. Since then the whereabouts of the actor have not been known. Today we tell you the time that Amaya was admitted to a hospital because of the Telemundo series.

The last time we saw Rafael Amaya on screen was in the seventh season of “The Lord of the Skies” (Photo: Telemundo)

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The first time that he left everyone in 2015. His co-workers knew nothing about him, he did not answer calls and no one knew his whereabouts. This led to various speculations, among them it was said that he was submerged in drugs and that he was admitted to a rehabilitation center.

However, Amaya himself came out to clarify why he disappeared. Five years ago, in an exclusive interview with María Celeste Arrarás in the program “Al Rojo Vivo” of Telemundo, revealed the reasons that led him to retire for a time from public life.

The journalist questioned about what was true in the rumors about his admission to a hospital for drug overdose, something he flatly denied.

“Well yes, I was in the hospital; I had a nervous breakdown from tiredness, from stress. I spent 10 months or so or almost 11 months working consecutively without holidays. And, like any other human being, I started getting sick every week, “he explained.

“I needed a break and forget about [mi personaje] Aurelio Casillas to take my life back ”, he added.

The first time that Rafael Amaya distanced himself from everyone was in 2015. At that time it was speculated that he was submerged in drugs and that he was admitted to a rehabilitation center (Photo: Rafael Amaya / Instagram)
The first time that Rafael Amaya distanced himself from everyone was in 2015. At that time it was speculated that he was submerged in drugs and that he was admitted to a rehabilitation center (Photo: Rafael Amaya / Instagram)

The actor clarified that he only stayed in the hospital for two days and that his doctor recommended absolute rest. Upon leaving the hospital, he assured that he did not enter a rehabilitation center but turned off the phone and went to visit his family and friends, whom he had not seen for a long time.

At another point in the interview, if he used drugs, something he also denied. “[Las drogas] they are something that is always there latent in the environment where I develop, but I have been very lucky not to relapse, excuse me, not to fall into an addiction, “he said.

He pointed out that all the speculation did a lot of damage to him and his family, since even some media gave him up for dead.

“Many things have been said, but what I needed was only to rehabilitate myself spiritually and to what I was before” The Lord of Heaven “. I don’t drink, I don’t take any type of drugs and I am very happy with what happens in my life, with my family, with my friends and I just took time to meet again, to return to my roots, ”he said.

As he insisted several times throughout the interview, the hospital admission was the result of fatigue and many personal problems that he was going through and that he did not want to give much detail about.


Rafael Amaya was born on February 28, 1977 in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. At the age of five, he moved with his family to the city of Tecate, Baja California.

From an early age he excelled in sports especially athletics, he also took drama and music classes. After graduating from high school, she traveled to San Diego, California to begin her university studies.

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