At age 57, Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau took the stage for his much-anticipated My Love Andy Lau World Tour comeback that began on Dec 15th and was scheduled to go on for 20 performances. During his performance on Dec 28th, Andy hasn’t made it through his 3rd song when he had to make a sudden announcement to stop the concert due to sore throat.
In tears, he said that there was something he wanted to share with the audience, “The doctor advises that I don’t sing anymore, but I really don’t wish to leave the stage. But I don’t have a choice, I don’t want everyone to hear my voice like this throughout the concert, so I will stop after singing the song, If One Day 如果有一天. I will slowly advise on the next steps, hope I can do my best to sing this song and that you can sing with me, I want to apologize to everyone, thank you, please give yourselves an applause!
He repeatedly bowed to everyone who came and left the stage (see video). The concert organizers shared that they will arrange the details for ticket refunds as soon as possible. It is not clear whether he will be able to finish his tour.
It must be disappointing for those who bought tickets and likely flew all the way to Hong Kong to see their idol in person, but there’s been an overflow of encouragement for Andy Lau who is generally known for having great work ethics. Many stars like Rene Liu, Shu Qi, Rainie Yang, Leo Ku and Simon Yam spoke up on social media to support him and like them, we wish for his speedy recovery.