Andy Lau cancels remaining 4 Hong Kong shows because of flu

Andy Lau cancels remaining 4 Hong Kong shows because of flu
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The promoter of Andy Lau Tak-wah's concerts has announced that all four of his remaining shows at the Hong Kong Coliseum will be cancelled as the superstar struggles to recover from flu.

The announcement, which had been eagerly awaited by Lau's fans and concert ticket holders, said the 57-year-old had been diagnosed with flu on Sunday and needed to take a full rest as advised by his doctor.

The four remaining shows, running from Monday to Thursday, will be cancelled.

On Friday night, soon after his 14th show as part of a 20-concert series in his "My Love Andy Lau World Tour", Lau, overwhelmed by his throat infection, halted the music in the midway of his fourth song and told the audience that the show had to end.

"The doctor said I shouldn't sing any more, but I really can't bear to let go," the emotional Lau told thousands of people in the audience, while offering a tearful apology.

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《AXA 安盛呈獻 My Love Andy Lau World Tour - Hong Kong 2018》- 《取消 2018年12月28日至2019年1月3日 共7場演唱會 特別通告》 ...

Posted by My Love Andy Lau World Tour on Sunday, 30 December 2018

The following day, the concert promoter Focus Entertainment Limited said the shows on Saturday and Sunday (December 29 and 30) would also be cancelled so that "Mr Lau will be able to continue to perform after some proper rest".

The concerts, running from December 15 to January 3, form the first leg of Lau's world tour.

On the concerts' Facebook page Lau's fans left comments of support.

Facebook user "Kelly Ka" urged Lau to take care of himself: "We need to see you until you are 80 years old."

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藝人劉德華在今晚(12月28日)於香港紅館舉行之演唱會上,因喉嚨發炎無法再繼續,並於台上躹躬向在場觀眾致歉,忍痛宣布取消今晚演唱會。 //我自己有些抱歉,大家聽到我唱歌的聲音,也知道我沒有好好照顧自己。醫生建議我最好不要唱,但是我真的不捨......可是我沒有辦法,我不想讓大家聽着我用這樣的聲線唱完整個演唱會,所以我唱完這首歌(如果有一天)要停止了。善後工作我會慢慢交代。//

Posted by My Love Andy Lau World Tour on Friday, 28 December 2018

"Shiau Ning Wen" said Lau's performances on December 26 and 27 scored 100 out of 100 and advised him to rest well, saying his fans would love him forever, while "Moon Leung" complimented Lau for completing more than 10 shows and encouraged him to get back on stage once he was better.

Elsewhere on Facebook, a fan from Malaysia said she had arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday with her mother, a fan of Lau for 30 years. She said she had four tickets for the New Year's Day show but was now going to miss it.

She said: "Don't refund the tickets, but reschedule the shows. I will wait no matter how long. And no matter how hard it will be, I will bring my mom to watch you."

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