On September 22, Cheung Tat Ming (張達明) attended a charity show for psychosis patients, and was a surprise guest performer for the show’s stand-up comedy segment. Currently battling cancer, Tat Ming was at least 20 pounds skinnier, and had to sit down after a few minutes of talking.
The show was Tat Ming’s first public appearance since it was exposed earlier this month that Tat Ming had been suffering from cancer. Since then, Tat Ming has posted several updates on his Weibo to assure the public that he is doing fine, and is recovering slowly.
The 48-year-old comedian hopes that he would be able to send some positive energy to the psychosis patients and their families through a lively stand-up comedy performance, aiding them in going through this hard stage of life.
The show began at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon. To present in his best condition, Tat Ming arrived at the venue two hours beforehand. At the start of the show, Tat Ming received a standing ovation. Tat Ming’s energy drained fast and he had to sit down after a few minutes of talking. He joked, “Others do stand-up comedy, but I am the first to do a sit-up comedy!” Tat Ming’s performance ended fifteen minutes later, but he stayed afterwards to watch the entire event.
Tat Ming later told Oriental Daily, “I really want to share my experiences with everyone, even if I had to sit down throughout the whole performance! This show is to help and support the psychosis patients and their families!”
Asked about his current health condition, Tat Ming said, “I am doing okay, mentally and physically. However, my hands and feet can get numb when I walk, and I have to consistently visit the doctor. It is stressful, but it’s a good thing that I’m a comedian. I know how to be more open and optimistic.”
Although it was reported earlier that Tat Ming is suffering from nasopharyngeal cancer, he declined to confirm this piece of news at the brief interview.
Source: Oriental Daily
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