30 years on Jacky Cheung still experiences stage fright at live shows

Jacky Cheung

HAVING been in the music industry for over 30 years, Hong Kong God of Songs Jacky Cheung says he still experiences stage fright when performing live, reported China Press.

The 61-year-old revealed in a recent interview that he still gets the jitters before going on stage.

To ensure that he continues to give his best performance to his fans, Cheung said that he practicises singing six days a week, with each session lasting around two hours.

It was reported that the superstar will be kicking off his 60+ Concert Tour in Macau in June.

Cheung got into the music industry after winning the Amateur 18-Hong Kong district singing contest in 1984.

Today, he is known as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Hong Kong pop music, along with Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai.

> Chinese actor Li Chen gave a public apology after being slammed by netizens for making a remark against women in a game show, reported Sin Chew Daily.

The 44-year-old drew the ire of Internet users after he claimed that women are a “burden” when two of his teammates on Keep Running, spin-off from the popular original South Korean variety show Running Man, captured two additional female members.

“Awesome. But you captured two women. They will become a burden to us,” he told his teammates. When the episode aired, many netizens slammed Li for being sexist, with some even calling him “crazy”.

Li wrote a post on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, apologising for his behaviour on April 21.

Li is a cast member and leader of Keep Running and is also known for his roles in the television series Beijing Love Story (2012), Beijing Youth (2012) and The Good Fellas (2016).

> An eight-year-old child in China’s Guangxi province died from rabies some 20 days after receiving a seemingly harmless scratch from a stray dog, reported China Press. The incident took place in March when a dog in a village in Nanning scratched the back of the child’s right arm.

● The above article is 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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