Malaysian-born artiste Mimi Chu recently surprised fans after expressing her desire to retire. In an episode the Sheng Siong Show last Saturday (Nov 11), Chu said she's lived a long life and that one should live to be happy.
"I'm planning on retiring in the future ... I don't want to play anymore," the 69-year-old said.
When interviewed by Shin Min Daily News, Chu admitted that she felt burnt out because of her "intense workload".
The singer wrapped up her concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore on Monday and will be heading to Macau on Nov 25 for her next gig. She also told Lianhe Zaobao that she will be shooting two commercials in Kuala Lumpur.
"The workload is too intense. It's really tiring. In recent years, many have asked why I haven't held a concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum. I've said it several times but it's because I'm too exhausted," she said.
Although retirement is in the cards for Chu, she plans to go out on her own terms. At the moment, she wants to reduce her workload instead going on full retirement as she wants to continue singing.
Chu was born in Ipoh and lived in Singapore before moving to Hong Kong. She has performed sold out shows at the iconic Hong Kong Coliseum and has also starred in TVB dramas like Wars Of Bribery (1996), Beauty Knows No Pain (2010) and My Ages Apart (2017).