Hong Kong star Gillian Chung in hospital after suffering head injury in Xiamen, China

Hong Kong star Gillian Chung sustained a serious head injury in the accident and was sent to hospital on Sept 7, 2020.
Hong Kong star Gillian Chung sustained a serious head injury in the accident and was sent to hospital on Sept 7, 2020.PHOTO: GILLIAN CHUNG/INSTAGRAM

HONG KONG - Hong Kong star Gillian Chung, one half of Cantopop duo Twins, suffered a head injury in an accident in Xiamen, China, and was sent to hospital early Monday morning (Sept 7), Hong Kong media reported.

Chung sustained a serious head injury in the accident that took place at around 2am at the hotel she was staying in, said the Emperor Entertainment Group, which manages her. The 39-year-old was immediately sent to a hospital under Xiamen University.

According to the group, Chung was planning to go to the toilet when she felt giddy and fell, hitting the right side of her head against a marble structure.

Chung called her colleagues for help, as they rushed to her room and called the hospital. They also informed her good friend, singer Joey Yung, and manager Mani Fok, who took the first flight from Beijing to Xiamen to visit her, said the group.

Doctors at the hospital did a brain scan and examined her head for other injuries. Her wound was reported to be 6cm long, and she has to undergo dozens of stitches to close the wound. 

Chung is reported to be in Xiamen to film a new drama.

She wanted to continue with filming as Monday was supposed to be the last day of filming but was persuaded by her manager Fok to remain in hospital for further observation, said the group.

According to Apple Daily, Chung has messaged her family to inform them that she was fine. 

Chung had made the news in May for divorcing Taiwanese aesthetics doctor Michael Lai, 31. They married in 2018 and have no children.

Dr Lai told the media he has not called her after her reported injury, but wished her a speedy recovery.