Andy Lau cancels concerts

The 20 concerts by Hong Kong singer Andy Lau (above, in a 2013 photograph), to be held in Hong Kong in December, have been called off.
The 20 concerts by Hong Kong singer Andy Lau (above, in a 2013 photograph), to be held in Hong Kong in December, have been called off.PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG • Andy Lau's year- end shows will not go on after all.

The 55-year-old Heavenly King announced on Monday, more than two months after he suffered pelvis fractures in a filming accident in Thailand, that he was cancelling his plan to perform 20 concerts in Hong Kong in December.

His company said in a statement: "According to the medical team's recommendations, in order to allow Mr Andy Lau a complete and solid rehabilitation, the coming year is a very important stage, so the company has decided to cancel the Hong Kong concerts originally planned for the end of 2017."

Lau, a tireless pop idol who frequently updates his "family" of fans on his news, wrote on his website on Monday: "I'm in no hurry. The family is in no hurry. We're all in no hurry. I have my eye firmly on the goal of health."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2017, with the headline 'Andy Lau cancels concerts'. Print Edition | Subscribe