Michael Miu and Andy Lau Support Felix Wong’s Wife During Illness

By on February 18, 2014 in NEWS

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Felix Wong’s (黃日華) wife, Leung Kit Wah (梁潔華) was diagnosed with scurvy late last year. This caused a strain on Felix, who has led a semi-retired lifestyle in recent years to find work to finance her expensive medical bills. Felix was seen earlier visiting Kit Wah at the hospital, attentively caring for her during her illness. Fortunately, he has good friends such as Michael Miu (苗僑偉) and Andy Lau (劉德華) lending their support during difficult times.

After suffering from a fever that would not subside after a prolonged period, Kit Wah was hospitalized and found to have developed scurvy, a condition caused by an insufficient intake of Vitamin C. Kit Wah reportedly lost 20 pounds since becoming ill. An insider revealed, “Seeing how Felix visited his wife at the hospital every day [earlier], you can tell that he loves his wife very much. He looks so haggard now but whenever he sees his wife, he is all bright and energetic again.”

Although Kit Wah has left the hospital and Felix shared that she is expected to recover within the next six months, her monthly medical costs amount to nearly $100,000 HKD. Due to the high expenses, Felix has to take up more jobs. His time now is divided between caring for his wife and flying to mainland China, where he takes up event and endorsement jobs.

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In Kit Wah’s early days of hospitalization, Felix kept her illness a secret even from their closest friends, including Michael Miu and his wife, Jamie Chik (戚美珍). Since Kit Wah’s situation became known, Michael gifted Kit Wah with the health products that he has endorsed. He also offered to arrange for Felix to film with TVB again to boost his income opportunities.

Once part of TVB’s Five Tigers, Felix maintained a strong friendship with Andy Lau over the years. When Andy heard of Kit Wah’s condition, he helped find the best health specialists to hasten her recovery. Although Tony Leung (梁朝偉) and Kent Tong (湯鎮業) are no longer close to Felix anymore, they also called to ask about Kit Wah’s health.

When Felix attended a soccer practice earlier, he spoke positively of Kit Wah’s condition. He reassured, “There is a problem with her blood, but she’s very good now. She will get better after half a year.” Felix also admitted that Kit Wah needs to go to the hospital frequently. When asked if Michael and Andy have helped him, he said, “They asked if I need anything and told me not to keep difficulties to myself. For the moment now, everything’s okay.”

Source: Sina.com

This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.

49 comments to Michael Miu and Andy Lau Support Felix Wong’s Wife During Illness

  1. Rambling Mind says:

    How is it even possible to get scurvy in this day and age especially when there is an abundance of fruit and vegetables in HK?

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    • stylinre replied:

      it’s probably another condition but they want to keep things private

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  2. misssy says:

    I find it hard to believe he is unable to afford $100,000 HKD. Seems one of those made up stories.

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    • kiwi replied:

      Scurvy not Cancer or Aids. Already he has good friend “Michael gifted Kit Wah with the health products that he has endorsed. He also offered to arrange for Felix to film with TVB again to boost his income opportunities” those things he could have done them himself if he played his cards right back then. LOL

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    • llwy12 replied:

      Another bogus tabloid report probably. The report makes it sound like Felix is all of a sudden trying to find work now due to his wife’s condition (which supposedly only started a few months ago) when in reality, he has been working pretty much full time for the past 3 to 4 years at least (way back before his wife was diagnosed with illness).

      This is why I always advise to read these types of tabloid reports with a grain of salt, since oftentimes, the facts and timelines they throw in there don’t even make sense. But I guess there will always be ignorant people out there who believe every single thing the tabloids write — especially when it’s negative news about celebrities they hate….

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      • picklehead replied:

        Where has he been working though? I read somewhere that he ‘saved alot of money’ when he was working in the 80’s and 90’s that he doesn’t need to work.

        Does he film in China for series or does he work in films?

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      • Katkat replied:

        It is very expensive to get good quality health care. Savings tend to go pretty fast when you have health issues that require long term treatment and after that good foods like birds nest to help and maintain .i was very sick once and my medical bill is $30000 US dollar every month, then there additional medications plus expensive foods like birds nest, ginseng, etc.

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @picklehead: That’s true and he still does get quite a lot of royalties. Even before he returned to TVB to film Gun Metal Grey in 2010, he was doing cameo roles in movies and also making a lot of money in Mainland doing shows and such (he and his buddy Eddie Cheung would be invited to Mainland quite often to do their “Fai Wong” Concerts). At the same time, he continued to do his Celebrity Soccer Team thing while serving as “chauffeur” for his daughter and wife. He later joined HKTV and filmed 2 series as well as a few specialty programs for them. Currently, he’s still busy flying back and forth between HK, Mainland, and other parts of Asia for various work opportunities (he’s actually very much in demand still in Mainland).

        Sure, medical bills may be expensive, but not to e point that it would drive a family like the Wong’s to poverty, especially when Felix has been working, his wife Kit Wah was working prior to falling ill, and his daughter Adrian works as well. They’re not millionaires, but they’re not poor either….given how well-known Felix is, he’ll never be short of work…

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Well said as always llwy12! But the part that I do hope is true is Kent and Tony calling to show their concern. That is really sweet and shows they still think of Felix and cares about him and his family.

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      • picklehead replied:

        @llwy12

        I didn’t realize celebrities make money doing these “appearence” fees.

        Having said that, if he does cameo’s in films does that mean he gets paid top dollar?

        Is Adrian working as an actress or does she actually have a career tho?

        Thanks for clearing up some stuff, wondered what he was doing in the mainland.

        Actually I’m a bit confused though…I thought mainlanders don’t have alot of money. Or do they only go to the major cities like Beijing?

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        @picklehead,
        Many people in mainland have a lot of money. If you have been following the news then you would see how many of the celebs from HK go to mainland to make big bucks. Therefore, many of them dream of going to mainland if they are famous enough to make a lot of money not like the ole okay at TVB.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Meant to say low pay at TVB.

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @picklehead: Well, it’s pretty much a known fact that most HK celebrities, especially those who work in the TV industry, make majority of their money from appearance fees, shows, and endorsements…if they had to rely purely on their TV acting jobs (especially working for TVB), they would be in the poorhouse faster than you and I can blink.

        Sure, ordinary everyday citizens in the Mainland may not have much money, but the population is huge so even if each person only spends a little, it adds up quickly….plus the Mainland events are usually sponsored by companies that can afford and are willing to pay exorbitant fees to get a well-known artist to attend one of their events, especially if there is high demand.

        As for Adrian….I explained this in the comments to another article already, but just to recap — she just started her career as an actress a few months ago, so she’s a newbie in terms of entertainment industry. But she had worked as a model before that and also has her own business selling handmade fashion accessories.

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      • picklehead replied:

        argh, wrote a long post it got delete cause I didn’t sign in!

        llwy12 and HetieSHou

        Thanks for clearing that up. but since priacy is a big issue over in the mainland, how is it these companies are able to sustain paying all these promotion event fees for these HK celebrities?

        I understand that there are alot of people and if everyone pays abit, it adds up. But I mean, this is the place where priacy is synonomous with entertainment.

        My mom says the mainland can afford elaborate costumes and sets for ancient series because they have the money. Really? I’m sort of surprised because where are they getting all that kind of money for all the set designs and stuff. It comes back to the whole priacy issue. Why pay for it when you can get it for free?

        They used to have movie theaters in my area but they all closed down because movies were available on VHS and now with the internet, forget it. Nobody’s going to pay (well you won’t get alot of people that are willing to pay $9 for a movie they can stream online that is pretty good quality).

        I’ve always been confused about that.

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      • MW replied:

        “elaborate costumes and sets for ancient series” are more affordable in mainland because labor, materials, property, etc. are much cheaper.

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      • Nyn replied:

        China has some online channels that are exclusive online, they make their money with advertising. So that’s how they fight the online pirating. It’s basically like YouTube, YouTube makes their money through ads.

        I am pretty sure you don’t watch enough Chinese produced variety shows or drama. If you are familiar with them you would notice there’s always a lot of advertising on the screen. That’s how they make their money. Also, the production companies will film a drama and sell the rights to air them with tv stations in china, Vietnam, Taiwan and Hk. I also heard they were being sold in Japan, Korea, USA and Canada.

        It’s also a misconception to assume that the production costs are cheaper in china. If you watch the grand productions you would also notice that their quality is very high and miles ahead of a lot of other countries. You can’t simply have that standard of quality with ‘cheap’ production fees.

        Let’s not forget that china IS the second largest economy in the world after USA, there’s a lot of money spent and made in china. Some Hollywood films make more money in china than they do in the states.

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    • kiwi replied:

      Truth or false it’s all gossip and it’s good for a laugh.

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    • Panzer replied:

      That’s what I thought when I read it. I think he is like a super responsible guy who lives modestly and squirrels away his money in smart investments.
      Filming for TVB would only be pocket change for him lol.

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    • stylinre replied:

      100k a month not in total

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  3. Jane says:

    Didn’t his daughter make a public announcement that she wasn’t hospitalized??

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    • llwy12 replied:

      Yes, but you should know by now how these things work….it doesn’t matter what the celebrity says or doesn’t say…if the tabloids spin a convincing story that there’s no way to prove right or wrong, it’s pretty much up to the reader who they want to believe…with this particular story, it’s up to the person reading it whether they want to believe Felix and Adrian or the gossip rags that print the story.

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  4. Lucia says:

    I’m glad Felix has good friends to support him during the tough time. Hope Felix’s wife gets well soon.

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  5. Reo says:

    Does anyone know why Tony Leung and Kent Tong are no longer friends with Felix?

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    • sandcherry replied:

      I am curious too ………..

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      I tried to explain down in my other post but if anyone had more info to add they can.

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  6. san says:

    tony and kent are more arrogant and kinda so called selfish. from the era five tigers till now, andy – michael – felix had maintain very good friendship, they more friendly and low profile. and thats why i love all 3 couples, they reflect true love, healthy relationship, long last affection to each other that nowadays celebrities dont even have one.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      I would not call Tony and Kent selfish or arrogant at all. First of all, some people get along better with a certain person then others. You can put 2 great people together but they just do not click due to the differences in personality and other factors. Tony is far from arrogant from what I know and is very humble. It is just that he is more introverted and quiet. Tony has close friends that he gets along well with too. He also has a best friend too. The point is just because you are put into a group does not mean that you all must be the best of friends. I used to think that all members of any groups had to be the best of buddies. But boy was I wrong…

      With Kent I think it is because he is mostly in China and has businesses there and focuses on his acting career there. I think that is why they rarely keep in touch so their friendship faded over the years. Regardless of how valise you are to anyone,if you do not keep in touch or maintain that bond it will fade with time for sure.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Meant to say how close you are….

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Agree. Different personalities would make a big difference in making/keeping friends. Moreover, everyone needs to input some in order to grow the relationship and to make it stronger.

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      • kiwi replied:

        Agreed.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Also wanted to add that Tony was never close to the other four tigers since he was more introverted. I remember back then about a rumor that said that the 4 of them left TVB or did not renew their contract or something like that,but Tony did so some said that he betrayed them and were mad at him. However, Felix said many years later that that was not the case. I remember Felix talking about how Tony was in his little world and did not hang out much with the rest of the other 4. It is just Tony’s personality due to the tough childhood that he lived through. I do not think that that makes Tony arrogant.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Tony Leung is not arrogant. I think he is a bit unsociable, not outgoing, and shy.

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      • kiwi replied:

        Thumbs up.

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      • kolo replied:

        i also dont think tony is arrogant,he isnt outgoing or unsociable or shy too,but just picky in good friends,i know leslie cheung,jacky cheung and stephen chow were his good friends.i also think that he didnt really has had the time for good friends because he already gave all his time to carina and making movies.

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      • skinnymocha replied:

        I remember Leslie talking about Tony in an interview. They got on well, especially during the filming of Happy Together, whereby Leslie contracted [something] and Tony took care of him. But they were never the closest of buddies; Tony was described as having a “weird” personality and their tastes differed greatly. Tony was the sort who was into rock music (whereas it gave Leslie a bit of a “headache”) and tea tasting (whilst Leslie wasn’t the kind who was patient/appreciative enough for that). I think Leslie’s character clicked better with Carina, but, no doubt, the two guys had great respect for one another.

        I think one of Tony’s good/best friend is Berg Ng. It’s nice to see how they’ve maintained their friendship even though their career paths diverged greatly.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Tony’s best friend is Berg Ng and they have been best friends for a long long time. I know that maybe Leslie and Tony were not the best of friends, but they were good enough friends for Tony to show up at his memorial concert. For Tony to be willing to do that truly shows something. I don’t think Tony would do that if he did not care enough about Leslie. True that Leslie was closer to Carina but you know when your husband or wife is close friends with someone, you tend to become close friends with them in some cases as well.

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @skinnymocha: Thanks for mentioning Berg Ng…Tony’s friendship with Berg proves to that ridiculous commenter (the one who claimed that Tony was arrogant and selfish) that he/she doesn’t know what they are talking about. If Tony was truly arrogant and selfish, why would he treat Berg as his best friend and closest buddy, especially since Berg is pretty much an unknown in the entertainment industry? Also, Tony agreed to be Alex To’s best man at his wedding last year, even though he dislikes do those types of social events — yet he put 200% effort into it and did more than his part to help his friend.

        Just because someone has a personality that only clicks with certain people doesn’t mean they are being arrogant or selfish…it’s sad to see people still have such shallow thinking….

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    • llwy12 replied:

      @san: um, do some research please before you speak. Tony was never close with the other Tigers, so it’s not surprising that they don’t hang out. Perhaps you don’t know, but the 5 Tigers came into existence back in the 80s as a “promotional gimmick” for TVB (all 5 of them performed in a variety show together and was so well-received by the audience that TVB decided to seize the opportunity and promote them together as a group). At the time, only Felix and Michael were already close friends, which is why they continued to remain such close friends afterwards. Andy developed a close relationship with the 2 of them as well and since he is known for being good to his friends, it’s not surprising that they still kept close. As for Kent, don’t forget that he moved to the Mainland a LONG time ago and has been busy with his businesses, his dabble in politics, and his huge family (he has like 6 kids or something like that)…so it’s not hard to believe that he doesn’t have time to keep a close relationship with the Tigers. My point is…the 5 Tigers group is different from other famous buddy groups such as Wynners or Big Four in that they didn’t come together on their own accord and weren’t already close friends before that like the others were…except for. Felix and Michael, they were merely colleagues when they got together.

      Oh and one more thing to add about Tony — his circle of friends is completely different from the Tigers (he hangs out with the likes of Jacky Cheung, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Alex To, Lui Fong, Kenny Bee, Cecilia Yip, Brigitte Lin, Eric Tsang, etc as well as Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung when they were alive….) . So no, he’s not arrogant and selfish and only keeps to himself….it’s just that he hangs out with a different crowd.

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      • kolo replied:

        agree he just has different circle of friends,and the five tigers is just a name given by tvb when he has just started his career and has never been good friend with them through the years.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Exactly and I also want to say that just because Tony was not close to any of the other 4 tigers does not mean that he has any ill feelings towards any of them. I am sure if anything bad happened to any of them, Tony would be concerned and would not just keep quiet.

        For example,with the group Fahrenheit. I used to think that they were all really close friends too. However, I later found out that that was not the case. They were just thrown together and did not even know each other. Over the years, I think they did develop a friendship but each had different circles of friends outside of the group and prior to joining the group. The five tigers was sort of like that but the main differences are they are a band and get to spend more time together so have a lot more opportunities to develop closer and deeper friendships.

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      • san replied:

        @llwy12 : … my mistake. just thought about some friends if althought we have close if not see or contact each other for a long time, its seems like will fade the friendship away. i wish three of them always remain close and God bless felix’s wife.

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      • kiwi replied:

        Good job! Take the rest of the day off.LOL

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  7. Winnie says:

    I find the peace sign gesture for anyone over the age of 15 is off. Cute when you’re young, not so cute when you are in your 30s, 40s. 50s etc.

    I wonder if it’s a Asian thing as i find these gesture in many group photos in the Asian countries, but very rare in the west.

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    • san replied:

      its mean in asian people , ” u can growing old, ur body can be weak, but always stay young inside “

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  8. ... says:

    This isn’t really relevant but why are their hands so big in the picture ?

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  9. Scurvy… wtf? She didn’t have the time to eat an orange? Rich people and their ridiculous problems. Clear case of stupidity without limits.

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    • kiwi replied:

      LOL.

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  10. Pete says:

    It’s remind me back when they was in the Legend of Condar Heroes 83′.

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  11. Andy says:

    All Wong Yat Wah wife needs is Robitussin.

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