Alex Man Suffers from Diabetes and Experiences Weight Gain

By on August 21, 2013 in NEWS

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Alex Man (萬梓良) had been prominent in numerous TVB dramas in the 1980s. In 2002, after he married his wife who is 17 years younger than him, Alex moved to Guangzhou and steered his career towards the mainland market. After the birth of his son, 56-year old Alex worked hard to earn money to support his family. He filmed dramas, advertisements, movies, and participated in various variety shows. In the meantime, he even operated a fashion business. Unfortunately, Alex is now diagnosed with inherited Type 1 diabetes, which led to a weight gain of 60 pounds.

Having also suffered from gout and high cholesterol, Alex is considering retiring from the entertainment industry early. After all, health is much more important than money. A few months ago, Alex hurriedly walked out of Chinese Dream Show <中國夢想秀> because he suddenly lost his temper and yelled at one of the contestant’s father. Alex’s illness may have affected his personality as well, making it easy to push him to rage.

Two months ago, Niki Chow (周麗淇) uploaded a photo of herself alongside Alex on Weibo. In the photo, Alex was bald and possessed an apparent double chin. Furthermore, he had a bulging round belly. Due to these features, netizens pointed out that Alex should portray Zhu Bajie, the pig from Journey to the West <西遊記>. Alex laughed and said, “Recommend me. It’s okay, I don’t mind! After all, I have at least 300 million fans.”

Alex expressed that with his health in concern, he has to quit smoking and eating seafood. “My joints would hurt a lot when I eat seafood and drink beer.” In addition, Alex revealed that his memory is deteriorating as well, and he forgets his lines right after he reads the script. When he climbs a few steps, he would instantly be out of breath. “I’m not afraid of dying, but I will miss my son,” he exclaimed.

Source: 3 Weekly #724 via ihktv.com

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  • 45 comments to Alex Man Suffers from Diabetes and Experiences Weight Gain

    1. Shrimpboat says:

      He has a high EQ; love his reply about 300 million fans. All those people who mocked his appearance can go eat dust.

      Hope all goes well for him and his family.

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      • msxie replied:

        If this were an actress, the barbed comments about physical appearance would be flying off the wall.

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    2. anonymous says:

      I hope he can get better. I loved his tv series back in the day.

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    3. ANGELA says:

      Oh this is terrible news! I hope he will recover and get better soon. He needs as much support as possible during this difficult time. He must feel very unhappy, hope he stays and positive and strong. He has many supporters around the world who love him and really still want to continue to see him act in great tv series and movies!! Stay strong Alex Man! ~

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      • nilson uy replied:

        he is a great actor. can hardly recognize him now due to his great weight. Hope he will try his best to shed fat. He can easily continue his career in the entertainment world as long as he can control his wealth. He just take Chinese herb medicines and diet and everything will be okay. But he must have determination to do it. His earlier wife Tien Niu is a good actress too. Unfortunately they did not stay together long. Maybe his current wife is more compatible with him.

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        • nilson uy replied:

          Sorry for the wrong spelling of health. It is not wealth but health.

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    4. Joanne says:

      Dang..this suckz…hope he will get better.

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    5. Panzer says:

      Wow he is totally unrecognizable.
      Hope this health condition forces him to change his bad habits and live healthier. Sometimes it take a serious health scare to get us to behave and live a cleaner/happier life.
      Lots of people live normal lives with diabetes, just have to adjust your lifestyle. He sounds like a hard worker, so I have no doubt he can bounce back.

      Props to him for turning the jabs into a joke and not letting cruel netizens dampen his mood. He is a better person than me, I would probably be depressed if people said that to me.

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    6. Crystal says:

      I remember watching his series when I was an adolescent. Witty man. All the best for him and his family.

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    7. adele says:

      Awesome actor he is!! Used to watch his series when he was with TVB years ago.. Hope he gets better..

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    8. healthy says:

      I thought i had diabetes a couple of months ago but i didn’t.You have to take insulin every day if u have type 2 diabetes.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Sorry to hear that and why did you think you had diabetes??? I am afraid that one of my brothers may have it since he lost 50 pounds in a few months for no reason. I thought you would lose weight when you have diabetes instead of again it. I guess it varies.

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        • healthy replied:

          its kinda personal but i was forced to take medication and one of the side effects was is that increases blood sugar levels.i also was always thirsy and other stuff.Went to the gp and did some tests and blood sugar levels were normal.I hope your brother is well.I hope your brother sees the doctor.

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        • sandcherry replied:

          If you have Type 2 diabetes, you may not have high blood sugar reading at fasting. Take another test 2 hours after you drink a bottle of very sweet orange drink (required by the test), and take another blood test. You blood sugar level may be high if you have insulin resistance or insufficient insulin to digest your sugar. Many people, who have good blood sugar level (way below 6.0), may experience over 7.8 level 2 hours after the in take of food, and those people have Type 2 diabetes.

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          Thanks for your info! I am glad that you do not have diabetes because that disease is devastating. My uncle and aunts have it too, but they are more distant and are in laws. Thanks for your well wishes for my brother but he is so stubborn that I wonder if he will go to see the doctor.

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        • sandcherry replied:

          If you brother has lost 50 lbs. in a few months and he is not on a diet to keep slim, he should go to see a doctor to find out about the reasons. It can be anything. It is better to find out the reason of any illness (if any) at an early stage and get treatments.

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          Thanks Sandcherry and of course we all told him to go many many times but he is so stubborn and claims to be ok when we all clearly see that he is not. Hopefully he will come to his senses and go before it is too late.

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    9. Pandamao says:

      He has his priorities straight right now. Only thing missing is the help from the professionals.

      Speedy recovery Man Zhi Leung!

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    10. HeTieShou says:

      I was wondering what happened to him since I have not seen him in any mainland series at all. Therefore, I am surprised that he is working in China. I know that he no longer acts for TVB or in HK so have not seen him there.

      My mom just asked me about him the other day but I did not hear anything about him. Hope he is ok and diabetes is a deadly and scary disease if not treated well. Hope he gets better!

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    11. sc says:

      Versatile actor. Can play both the good guy and the villain equally well.

      Some have the opinion that he is prone to overact, but speaking for myself I really missed actors of his caliber in TVB who can effectively carry an epic series squarely on his shoulders, so to speak.

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    12. jacky chan says:

      his vulgar words makes me like him. well done alex man, you can match wong chau sang the ebola man.

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    13. sandcherry says:

      Personally I don’t like Alex Man’s acting. He always over-exaggerated his acting in his characters.

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      • pandamao replied:

        When i was watching him as a kid, i always told my mom he was so ugly and can’t believe he could be on the screen. then, after just 1 series, i was drawn to him.

        i recognize the over exaggerated portrayal but it works on him and in the series too. i simply love all his story lines with his female co-stars. there’s always a chemistry there that other male artist fail to excel in.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I think he is a great actor and some may think he over exaggerates but seriously, that is how some people “act”. Some may like it and some may not. It is all down to a matter of taste and opinion.

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    14. Larry 3 says:

      He is never been fit since he left TVB. But, he did reveal his health problems in notable events. He is also having vision loss and can’t read the scripts very well. Thats he has limited taking films. Its sad.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Probably it is due to his genes, plus he might not have had a healthy life when he was young.

        People really have to pay attention to their health at a young age. Otherwise, they will suffer all the “consequences” when they get old.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Losing your vision is one of the affects of diabetes. It is really sad.

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    15. sandcherry says:

      Due to all his health problems, Alex Man looks much older than a 56-year-old man. Michael Miu is 55 and he looks so much younger and fit.

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    16. Anon says:

      You mean TYPE 2 DIABETES? Type 1 Diabetes is received at birth.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        I think so too. Type 1 diabetes is inherited usually, and Type 2 is developed at mature age.

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      • Dr. M replied:

        That’s my first thought when reading the first few lines as well…. If he had undiagnosed type 1 diabetes for 50+ years and lived how he did, he would be dead!
        Most likely typo and he’s got type 2 diabetes which is “inherited” in the way that you need to have a history/genetics for it, on top of fulfilling a lot of risk factor criteria (lack of exercise, weight ++, smoking, cholesterol/diet etc).

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        • sandcherry replied:

          Good information, Dr. M.

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    17. anoninhk says:

      i loved man zi’s series! people said he overacted but i never thought so. the edge of righteousness is still one of my fave dramas to this day.

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    18. joojaibao says:

      Hope Alex have a speedy recovery

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    19. milktea says:

      From weight gain, looks like his condition is quite serious. Hope Alex can take care himself well. Get well soon!

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    20. knowing says:

      interesting.. watch on youtube : ‘Buddhist monk saw Buddha in HELL! (English Translation)’

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    21. Applelim says:

      He has been obese for a long time…hence developing diabetes type 2

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    22. felicity says:

      This is how Ron Ng will look like in 25 years if he doesn’t start taking care of his health.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I do not think Ron will look like that, unless he gets the same type of diabetes. But then again, it is not only Ron. Anyone who gets that type of diabetes will be the same way…

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Everyone’s body is different and their metabolism and resistance will be different. It is hard to make comparisons. However, if Ron Ng leads a life with bad drinking and eating habits, his chance of getting diabetes will be higher.

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    23. help says:

      am pondering that alex man is looking devilish and jackie chan looks like a soul in hell, they had so much help from the devil to get fame and wealth.. and maybe their time are near, it’s sad for alex man to say that he will miss his son and that he is not afraid of dying, he should seek the living God and grab his chance of eternal life, he should be afraid of dying most of all cos if a person does not know God and follow His Commandments, he will go down to the pit, that is the lake of fire.. its a smelly filthy place of torment and of no rest forever, without God, family, friends or even water, demons and worms and spirits of snakes will be there.. watch on youtube : ‘girl goes to hell and lives to tell and paint the tale what she saw’ and ’23 minutes in hell (DVD full length video) by Bill Weise Testimony of Hell, 23 questions about hell’

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    24. help says:

      how to seek God? say the sinner’s prayers and repent, also always ask in your heart.. God, where are you? Look for Him, very diligently and attend a church (people in the church) that bear fruits of the spirit (speak in tongues and prophecies etc), a good example would be assemblies of God churches

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    25. azndoraemon says:

      I was just wondering about him the other day. So true that health is more important than anything else including money. Sad to hear about this.

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    26. TMLim says:

      I curse those who mocked him & calling him pig..I love him since I was about 5 years old..till now, he’s still my idol..

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    27. TN1 says:

      Too much steroids makes him oversized I supposed, get well!

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