Wang Lee Hom back to work after 2-month quarantine

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American-born singer Wang Leehom (pic) has returned to work after being in a two-month quarantine following an illness (not Covid-19) he contracted in Wuhan, China, last December, Sin Chew Daily reported.

The 43-year-old appeared on Chinese reality TV series The Treasured Voice last Wednesday and sang a cover of We Are The World - the charity single performed by a group of famous artistes under the banner USA for Africa in 1985 - alongside Chinese singer James Li.

However, due to travel restrictions stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, the two performed at different studios but the footage was broadcast live via cloud-based technology.

The live performance is estimated to have been seen by 30 million in one of the most-viewed series in the country.

Wang wrote on Facebook that he hoped the song would remind everyone to help and care for each other, and that "we are all in this together" during this challenging time.

自從 1985年發行到現在,幾乎沒人翻唱過這首《We Are The World》。照理講,這麼經典的歌,應該常被拿出來唱才對?Since 1985, when this song was released, there haven’t...

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"I think Covid-19 has reminded us that the lyrics of this song are a message we all need to hear and embrace, " he posted.

It was earlier reported that Wang started experiencing high fever after performing at a concert in Wuhan in December.

He cancelled his subsequent concerts and had been in self-isolation at home since January.

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