The coronavirus pandemic has affected the livelihoods of many people, including those of celebrities.
Hong Kong singer Eason Chan disclosed during an interview with the media that he has stopped work for nearly a year, filming only one advertisement during this period.
He was originally scheduled to hold 25 concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum last December and in January, but these were postponed due to the protests in Hong Kong.
He joked with the media that he has not seen any growth in his bank account for a long time, even though he has some savings.
Chan, 46, did perform this year, for the One World: Together At Home virtual concert in April, which celebrated healthcare and front-line workers around the world and supported the United Nations Foundation's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
He also held an online charity show in July in support of the Hong Kong Live Performance and Production Industry Association.
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Due to the pandemic, he has been able to spend more time with his family and dog. He is married to former actress Hilary Tsui, also 46, and the couple have a 16-year-old daughter.
Chan said he managed to lose some weight, as he has been working out and playing tennis with his friends such as singers Edmond Leung and Eric Kwok.
"I hope to exercise... so that my body can still function like a 40-year-old when I am 60," said the singer, whose hits include Ten Years and King Of Karaoke.
In the midst of the pandemic, Chan has launched his first song this year, A Dance For Tomorrow.
He said that with the pandemic lasting nearly a year, many people have been experiencing a roller-coaster ride of emotions.
"There are still worries even though I have adapted to the situation. Luckily, there is music in the world, which can make people a little happier," he said. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network
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