Wu Chun: I am a happy super dad

Wu Chun: I am a happy super dad
Book cover for Wu Chun's new book, Ignite Courage, which will be released on Wednesday and all proceeds from its sale will go to charities of his choice. Wu wants to pay tribute to his late mum's legacy as she was big on charity work.

Taipei - Actor and former singer in boyband Fahrenheit Wu Chun has confessed that he is a father.

His admission on his blog on Tuesday was an about-turn on the subject.

Two years ago, he had denied a Next Magazine report that he had a wife and a daughter.

He has a new book, Ignite Courage, out today, Oct 2, prompting talk that his confession is a publicity stunt, said United Daily News.

His child is likely to be 2½ years old now, added the report.

The Brunei-born, Taiwan-based star wrote on his blog: "I now have a role that money can't buy... as a happy super dad!"

Wu, who turns 34 this month, did not say that he was married. Nor did he name his partner.

But he said she had been with him since he was 16.

"She is my first girlfriend," he wrote.

"She has accompanied me through numerous ups and downs in life, from my studies in Australia to my mother's death and my best friend's departure, and she takes care of my business in Brunei."

He said he had introduced her to his friends at the start of his show business career.

But as his popularity grew, she wanted to keep a low profile and he had to respect her decision, he added.

Wu has starred in television dramas such as Hanazakarino Kimitachie (2006) and movies such as 14 Blades (2010).

His book, Ignite Courage, is about his business ventures, including his first at age 17, when he earned US$700 (S$880) after organising a basketball contest, said United.

When he was in his 20s, he opened a pool hall, a car modification shop and a fitness centre in Brunei.


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