News of Ng Man Tat’s (吳孟達) death spread quickly around the Internet last week when a Facebook page about the actor’s supposed death attracted over one million likes. The report was later confirmed to be just a hoax, and Ng Man Tat’s representative stated that the actor is alive and well.
The 62-year-old has been busy with his hectic acting schedules in Hong Kong and Mainland China and is concerned about his health. Last month, while promoting his latest television drama, Ng caught a serious cold and was admitted to the hospital. Ng’s condition worsened and he was soon admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. It was later reported that Ng had suffered a minor heart failure due to a bacterial infection.
Earlier this week, a much skinnier Ng was seen leaving the hospital to return home. Reports say that he quickly resumed work, returning to Hong Kong only a few days later for a checkup. Although Ng was urged to take a rest, he was caught spending more time playing mahjong with close friends since being released from the hospital. He revealed that he once played 24 rounds of mahjong for ten hours straight. He said with a laugh, “Mahjong can heal everything.”
Ng Man Tat reportedly lost over 25 pounds during his week-long stay in the hospital.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.