In a band practice in September last year, 57-year-old martial arts actor, Gordon Liu (劉家輝), suffered a stroke. Due to paralysis in one side of his body, the renowned martial arts actor reportedly entered depression. Under the encouragement of his friends, Gordon regained his morale and accepted rehabilitation treatment more positively.
Receiving constant comfort from friends, Gordon allegedly received little support from his family members, as reported by Next Magazine. On the pretext of visiting Gordon, his children reportedly demanded money from him, and suggested to split up his assets. Gordon reportedly was so despaired that he chose to enter a nursing home in order to avoid his family.
In 1978, Gordon rose to fame when he displayed his martial arts skills in The 36th Chamber of Shaolin <少林三十六房>. In 2003, Gordon received an invitation from Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino to act in Kill Bill, starring alongside Uma Thurman.
Gordon Liu Turns Frail
Gordon was hospitalized and received treatment for two months after suffering a stroke last year. A muscular man in his younger days, Gordon felt despair in suddenly being wheel-chair bound. It was fortunate that he started to face his condition more positively after constant encouragement from his close friends.
Admitting into a nursing home in July, Gordon reportedly refused all visits from his colleagues in the entertainment circle. Gordon finally opened his door to Eric Tsang (曾志偉) and Bryan Leung (梁家仁), when the pair visited on the premise as representatives from the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild. After the visit, Eric Tsang disclosed that they will assist Gordon with his medical bills and accommodations.
Gordon Estranged from Family
Gordon had two heartbreaking marriages. When recalling his first marriage, Gordon revealed that he had let his wife down. Determined to make up to his two daughters from his first marriage, he insisted to bring them over to stay with him after he remarried a Thai woman. Unfortunately, his daughters reportedly did not get along with their half brother and sister from Gordon’s second marriage. He then provided for his daughters to further their studies in the United States. However, Gordon reportedly felt that he could never redeem himself for giving his daughters a broken family.
Gordon’s relationship with his second wife reportedly turned sour too. In order not to repeat the same mistake of letting his children grow up in a broken family, he has allegedly been sleeping in separate rooms with his wife rather than get divorced.
After entering a hospital last year, Gordon’s four children visited him occasionally, but his current wife reportedly did not visit him at all. His current wife allegedly even instigated her 20-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter to demand a monthly household allowance of $7,000 HKD from Gordon after he fell ill. Gordon allegedly was also being forced to dispense his disability subsidy to them. His wife allegedly also eyed Gordon’s savings and a property which he had bought over ten years ago.
An insider revealed, “After Master Liu was discharged, he stayed in an apartment in Prince Edward to recuperate. The rental and hiring of a maid was all paid by his friend. His wife never visited him at all. Although his son and daughter did visit him, it was always talking about money! The son would always coax his father to transfer his savings and property to his name. The most absurd thing was to ask Master Liu for household allowances. It was very obvious it was taught by his mother! Their marriage also turned sour when she constantly demanded money from him. When Master Liu said he did not have any money, the children just disappeared!”
Wife Has Boyfriend?
Gordon reportedly was so despaired over his family’s financial disputes that he refused to eat. He has lost noticeable weight and was much thinner than before.
The insider also disclosed that his family had intended to send Gordon away, “Gordon’s children disclosed that their mother was thinking of sending him to Thailand, and to let her relatives take care of him. Although Master Liu is disabled, his mind is clear! Upon hearing it, he knew what they have up their sleeves! Master Liu then called his friend to inform his sister in America for help. His sister immediately arranged for him to stay in a nursing home to avoid his money-greedy wife and children!”
Gordon reportedly also made up his mind to divorce his current wife in June this year. An insider said, “Initially, Gordon did not want to affect his children. Even he knew that she had a Thai boyfriend. Although Gordon and his wife had separate rooms, he never thought of divorcing her.”
Gordon was recently spotted dining with his friends. Looking gaunt and frail, Gordon sat in a wheelchair as a young teenage boy, reportedly the son of Gordon’s friend, steered him into a cafe for lunch. Since the right side of his body appeared to be paralyzed, Gordon used his left hand to pick up food with his chopsticks. His hearing may have been affected as well, as his friends spoke closely into his ear.
Afterward, Gordon was led back to the nursing home. Gordon appeared to be in deep thought, as his health condition and reportedly estranged family situation may have taken their toll on him.
This article is written by Stella for JayneStars.com.
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