Taiwanese singer Fei Yu-ching to retire after 46 years in showbiz

Taiwanese singer Fei Yu-ching to retire after 46 years in showbiz
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Taiwanese singer Fei Yu-ching's 2019 concert tour will be his swansong.

He announced on Thursday (Sept 27) via a handwritten note that he will be retiring after 46 years in showbiz.

The 63-year-old hopes to thank and bid farewell to fans through the concerts, which will be held in Taipei and Kaohsiung in February and May next year.

In the note, Fei wrote that he has been very fortunate to have his fans' love and support since his singing debut at the age of 17.

Along the way, he had neglected his personal life.

The singer said that he felt desolate after the passing of his parents. Despite applause from the audience and the glittering lights of the stage, his loneliness remained.

These were signs that he should end his time in the spotlight and live a simple, quiet life, Fei wrote.

Asian media reported that he is one of the most enduring Mandopop singers who has charmed people across different generations.

Best known for his mellifluous voice, Fei's string of hit songs include A Spray of Plum Blossoms and Good Night Song.

His popularity has seen a resurgence in recent years, after collaborating with younger artists like Jay Chou on Faraway in 2006 and appearing in live music shows in China such as The Next.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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