Two weekend concerts for Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau Tak-wah were cancelled on Saturday, after the pop icon broke down in tears and ended a show midway on Friday night due to throat inflammation.
The 57-year-old celebrity was delivering his 14th performance at the Hong Kong Coliseum as part of a total of 20 concerts in his "My Love Andy Lau World Tour" when he halted the music and apologised to fans.
"The doctor said I shouldn't sing any more, but I really can't bear to let go," Lau told thousands of people in the audience, his voice hoarse.
"I don't want everyone to listen to this voice of mine for the whole concert … I'll have to stop after singing this one song," the singer said, while hanging from a suspension platform.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, concert organiser Focus Entertainment Limited informed fans to hold on to their tickets for shows from Friday till Sunday, confirming these had been cancelled so "Mr Lau will be able to continue to perform after some proper rest".
The organiser said it would announce refund arrangements for the affected shows soon. No further information is available yet on shows after those dates.