Huang Zitao was brought to tears when opening up about his late father, Huang Zhongdong, who passed away on September 11, 2020 at the age of 52. On a recent episode of the reality show The Detectives’ Adventures 萌探探探案, Huang Zitao reveals that he didn’t know about his father’s sickness at first and feels regretful that he wasn’t able to be more attentive towards his parents.
He said, “I was filming a show, my dad had found out he’s been sick for a year, he didn’t tell my mom and didn’t tell me. I called my dad on the phone and asked why he’s not picking up. I called for two weeks saying “Dad, why aren’t you picking up the phone.” My dad was already in the hospital and enduring, he said, “I’m fine.” He said, “Dad’s fine, dad’s very well.” Before my dad passed he already had cerebral embolism, I didn’t even have the chance to talk to him for the last time. On the phone, he said, “Son, dad is fine, I prepared everything for you, don’t worry about me, film the show well. My mom never told me this either.”
He went on to say, ” I feel as children, we should understand the lives of grownups, what are the things they are undertaking for you. I feel that it’s very important, so I feel much regret, I always felt that I love my dad and mom very much. I’ve always felt that I’ve done very well. I would tell my parents “I love you” everyday. I would tell them “I miss you” everyday. I would send them a message after I wake up everyday. But I don’t really know how they live when I’m not around. Everything we learn over the phone could be fake.”
Given the busy schedules in C-ent, it’s not uncommon to hear such stories about celebrities and their loved ones. Towards the end, Huang Zitao said that he wanted to share his sentiments to others and hopes that every family can be happy.