Stepmum asks Felix Wong to visit sick dad

Hong Kong - Felix Wong's stepmother is asking the veteran television actor to visit his bedridden father, whom he has not seen in five years, she says.

Speaking to Oriental Daily News on Sunday, Madam Lau Wun Jan, 50, said her husband Wong Gwai, 84, has been hospitalised repeatedly in the past three months. He underwent intestinal surgery, caught pneumonia and was admitted to hospital on Saturday for a high fever.

The couple are living on social security, she said, adding that she hopes the 52-year-old actor will visit his father and help the two financially.

She said she met Wong senior in 2005, after his wife died in 2000. Madam Lau said she married him with his son Felix's blessing in 2007, and the actor gave them a cash gift of HK$2,000. But father and son have since become distant, she said.

She said she had met her stepson only four times - on the day she married his father, one Chinese New Year, his father's birthday one year and a meal initiated by his elder sister. "After 2009, he hasn't visited us in five years," she said.

She added that she called him to tell him about his father's health, but he did not pick up the phone and she had to text him instead.

She said it was okay for her stepson to be angry at her, but "he should be responsible" to his father. Madam Lau has two daughters and a son. She said her son gave up his job to take care of her husband for nine months.

Felix Wong, the star of the 1982 TVB version of The Legend Of The Condor Heroes, is known to be a devoted family man. When his wife, former actress Leung Git Wa, was hospitalised for scurvy last year, he visited her daily with their daughter, actress Adrian Wong, said the newspaper.

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