Compiled by C. ARUNO, HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM and R. ARAVINTHAN
CONCERTS in China and Hong Kong featuring big names such as Andy Lau (pic), Jolin Tsai and Fish Leong have been cancelled or postponed in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Lau, who was supposed to hold 12 concerts to mark My Love Andy Lau World Tour next month, had announced that all the shows were cancelled.
“Wishing everyone good health. Let us face this crisis together, ” he wrote on his website.
Tsai’s concert, which was scheduled to be held at the Wuhan Stadium in March, is also called off.
As for Leong, the Malaysian singer was supposed to have two shows in Shanghai next month as part of her When We Talk About Love: 20 Years Anniversary World Tour.
“I regret having to postpone meeting everyone. But right now, preventing the outbreak is our priority, ” she posted on Facebook.
Taiwanese singer Rainie Yang dropped her concert as well in Shanghai, which was originally slated for Feb 2.
“I’m sorry to bring everyone this bad news. However, your safety and health are what we are concerned about. Everyone, take care, ” she said.
American-born singer Wang Leehom was forced to scrap his concert in Suzhou, China, which was to be held in March.
“Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones, ” he said.
> Tongues are wagging that Hong Kong actor Raymond Lam, whose wedded bliss was made known just last month, could be a father soon.
Lam, 41, and his wife Zhang Xinyue were spotted visiting a traditional Chinese medicine clinic where they spent about an hour, China Press reported.
Lam was photographed carrying bottles of medicine when leaving, sparking rumours that Zhang, 29, was pregnant.
According to a source close to Lam’s family, the couple got hitched after repeated persuasion by the actor’s mother.
It was apparently her wish to have grandchildren and she had urged the pair to tie the knot.
Lam and Zhang dated for a year following his break-up with then girlfriend of five years, Karena Ng, in 2018.
Zhang is a model from China’s Shandong province.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.