Nanyang Siang Pau reported that Taiwanese singer Pan Mei-Chen was rescued three hours after she was confined in a backstage room in China.
Pan, 40, was performing at a Halloween concert in Chongqing last Sunday night.
She had gone backstage after delivering three songs but failed to reappear to continue her performance.
Suspecting something amiss, her fans called the police who later found Pan locked in a room.
It is learnt that the organiser locked her up when she refused to continue with the show.
Pan said she was annoyed with the organiser who had distributed gifts to the audience during her performance causing her to be distracted when singing.
-The Star/Asia News Network