Stepping into his 30th year in the music industry, Jacky Cheung (張學友) was originally scheduled to perform in April at the Hong Kong Coliseum. However, Jacky suddenly announced the cancellation of his concert. Early rumors of why Jacky made such a decision pointed to his disagreement with Florence Chan (陳淑芬), whom had organized Jacky’s previous concerts. Opening up for the first time about his relationship with Florence, Jacky discussed the real reason as to why he decided to abandon his 30th Anniversary concert.
Jacky mentioned that he was not the who had scheduled the concert in April. Jacky explained that he will not perform at a concert unless he has a clear inspiration. “If there isn’t a meaning, then it shouldn’t be forced. Yes, the concert appointment was made, but it was everyone’s idea and I’ve been clear all along – I wasn’t sure if I’ll be able to come up with something meaningful and convince myself! If there is no meaning, why am I going to stand on stage? Why not just have a fan meet and let it be simple. I have high standards when it comes to performances, and I’m not going to sing just because it’s been 30 years. Why can’t it be a 31st, or 33rd anniversary?”
Accumulation of Disagreements with Florence Chan
The former manager of Leslie Cheung (張國榮), Florence Chan was widely regarded to also be Jacky’s manager. However, Jacky clarified that he manages his own career, but had collaborated with Florence in past concerts.
When Jacky shockingly cancelled his April concert, many believed that he and Florence had a dispute. Admitting there have been disagreements with Florence, Jacky disclosed, “It’s not just about whether or not this performance will go through or not! My problems in the relationship I have with her are not just from today – they have accumulated over the years. There are some things that need to be solved. If they are unable to be solved, then perhaps we should not collaborate together anymore!”
Reduces Workload to Increase Family Time
Over the last 15 years, Jacky has reduced his workload, carefully selecting only high quality projects that interest him. This allows him more time to focus on his family. “After becoming a father, I have to take care of my family. However, people are selfish. I want to spend time with my children, but I also like to perform, so I have to find a balance. It is necessary to compromise and give up something. I’m very lucky to be able to choose, so I chose to to spend more time with my family.”
This article is written Su for JayneStars.com.