Hong Kong artiste Adia Chan’s (陳松伶) recent appearances on Chinese variety shows Feng Bo Lang de Jie Jie <乘風破浪的姐姐> and King Cross <跨界歌王> impressed viewers with her singing and dancing talents. However, it was Adia’s revelation about her heartbreaking past on King Cross that made viewers truly sit up and admire the 49-year-old’s courage to face life’s challenges.
Debuting when she was only 14 years old, Adia quickly ascended to become one of TVB’s most popular leading actresses and worked with a variety of prominent actors, including Leon Lai (黎明) in Song Bird <天涯歌女> and Ekin Cheng (鄭伊健) in Instinct <笑看風雲>. Adia’s career was fairly successful until 2005 when her manager, and best friend at the time, tricked her out of nearly $100 million Hong Kong dollars. Aside from losing her fortune, Adia was also evicted from her own apartment. After her father’s tragic death, Adia had to undergo surgery for an ovarian cyst – one of the reasons as to why she remained childless. The compounded effect of these unfortunate events eventually crumbled Adia’s mental health and she fell into a long depression.
Thanking her husband for taking care of her during her darkest times, Adia said that Zhang Duo (張鐸), who is nine years her junior, was her ultimate savior. The actor spent years trying to help Adia get out of her depression. During those years, Adia took a hiatus from her entertainment career and stayed home to rest while Zhang Duo took care of everything financially. As she was sharing her story on King Cross, Adia grew teary-eyed and very emotional when Zhang Duo came onto the show as a surprise guest.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.