Andy Lau cancels 58th birthday celebrations due to HK protests

Andy Lau turns 58 on Sept 27 and his birthday wishes will surely include one that his fans – who have supported him over many decades – continue to stay safe and sound.

In light of the current tense situation in Hong Kong, where demonstrations against the authorities have turned violent, he has chosen to play it safe.

A fan-club celebration to mark the Hong Kong actor-singer’s birthday has been called off.

Lau’s manager said the event on Aug 24 was canned owing to “problems”.

While there was no explanation over what they were, pundits think that Lau does not want fans to be caught in any ugly situation on that day.

Sin Chew Daily reported that refunds to the celebration would be given to the fans.

The cancellation is the latest blow dealt to the Hong Kong entertainment scene.

While Lau has not commented on the demonstrations, celebrities who have expressed pro-Beijing views, for example, have been slammed by many Hong Kongers.

Alan Tam and Kenny Bee, for instance, had their albums burnt recently by fans who felt that the singers had betrayed them by expressing support for the Hong Kong police.

The authorities have been blamed for not responding quickly to help members of the public when they were recently set upon reportedly by gangsters at Yuen Long MTR station. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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