Why A-Mei is Unable to Lose Weight

By on January 8, 2019 in NEWS

Why A-Mei is Unable to Lose Weight

Regarded as one of the most influential singers in the Mandopop industry, A-Mei (張惠妹) recently shocked everyone at an event she attended. The star gained quite a bit of weight, and looked extremely different than her old self.

Despite the weight-gain, A-Mei’s vocals remain in excellent condition even at 46 years old. Singing for one-hour straight, A-Mei’s sang 16 songs by herself – a feat that makes the singer worthy of the Mandopop Queen title.

It’s been revealed that A-Mei’s rapid weight gain could be attributed to the following factors – overworking, family history of obesity, use of hormonal drugs, and slower metabolism due to aging. And apparently, A-Mei has one very similar quality to superstar Jay Chou (周杰倫)she admitted that she is unable to cut off her love for milk tea.

Perhaps having helped A-Mei try different methods already, the singer’s manager reveals that she feels rather helpless over A-Mei’s inability to lose weight.

A-Mei Makes No Apologies for Weight Gain

Starting off as a slender singer, A-Mei’s figure became fuller seven years ago, when a leg injury caused her to be unable to exercise for weeks. Over the years, her weight gain often became a topic of discussion, but A-Mei hopes others would just focus on her music.

“No matter how good my concert or singing is, my figure is still more newsworthy…. If you like my singing, I thank you for that. But if you want me to look very skinny, then I’m sorry, A-Mei can only be a singer, not a model,” the star had said once said at a concert.

A-Mei’s Vocals Remain Strong

Source: Sina

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  • 13 comments to Why A-Mei is Unable to Lose Weight

    1. mike says:

      Good for her for just admitting she likes food instead of other celebs that can’t stop eating and just blame it on medical.

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    2. coralie says:

      It’s harder to keep in shape as you get older. Plus the article mentions she’s been taking hormonal drugs? For menopause? Or maybe to freeze remaining eggs? Those can cause weight issues too.

      In any case, bravo to her for promoting the msg that singers should stick to their roles & not get discouraged by superficial appearances.

      On another note…milk tea is not good for singing

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    3. kenexia says:

      She sings well….. Why does it matter if she is big now

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    4. funnlim says:

      It matters because she was fit and slim, suddenly balloon so much, could be indicative of a medical issue she doesn’t want anyone to know. The usual, thyroid, etc. She can sing, can still sing and I hope she takes better care healthwise.

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      • potatochip replied:

        @funnlim I don’t know her, but from the article, it does not seem to be sudden. It was 7 years ago. It could be medical like PCOS, but I would think that she has undergone medical evaluation and is being treated.

        Either way, it does not help her health for the public to harp on her weight. She knows it is a problem and for the media to pile on is only making it worse.

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    5. megamiaow says:

      As long as her general health isnt affected, she should continue to enjoy food, and her life. Lord knows most women in the industry is deprived of eating happily.

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      • kenexia replied:

        @megamiaow that is correct

        Let her be big and be happy

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    6. m0m0 says:

      as long as she’s happy people should leave her alone. that’s great she’s happy with herself given the pressure to stay slim in asia.

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    7. kmuk says:

      Obesity untended will eventually result in ill health.

      Saying it is ok for simeone to be fat and as long as they are happy is so wrong.

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      • littlefish replied:

        @kmuk and pressuring her or body shame her is good? I’m sure her doctor would tell her if she has problem, and she knows it, if she lives a happy life, fulfill her wishes, if it’s as short as 60yo, it’s not bad.

        Also it’s hard to loose weight if you constantly have accessed to high class food/restaurants as they tend to be high on fat and flavouring. And if she has an injury that prevent her from exercising, she will just gonna gain weight, it’s unavoidable.

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      • msxie0714 replied:

        Constant fat-shaming by the public is far worse. That could result in depression and suicide.

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    8. cutie777 says:

      Exactly I don’t think she wants to be like others such as Grace Chan all bony. I wonder too is she currently single or on a date or even married yet?

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    9. lynn90 says:

      It’s a constant battle maintaining a flawless body and figure. The majority of Korean celebrities/idols to Victoria Secret models promoting and active right now have all shared extreme dieting methods and schedules they must execute to achieve the bodies we see, so it’s no surprise to see Amei chubbier with age after years and years of yo-yo diets, packed schedules, highly stressed situations, and genetics. It’s only normal to suffer the consequences of perhaps abusing or not really taking care of ones body. Being physically thin or healthy looking isn’t exactly being healthy internally. Having fought obese genetics for decades is a tiring process too.

      Whether Amei is happy being chubbier or not, we can’t say. However, for sure, she has been in this industry for a very long time. She is very well aware of the expectations, the unrealistic demands, and the pressure from looking different from 10-20 years ago when it should be a normal human thing to look your age physically, whether it be imperfect skin, thinning hair, to bigger sizes. Thus, how she looks like now is probably her trying her best to stay healthy and presentable yet happy. She’s not lazy, so it’s not like she’s fat because she lost motivation to exercise or can’t stop eating and especially if she has any health problems, you bet she’s trying her best to overcome them. She knows health affects everything. It’s probably a mix of age, illnesses that she won’t disclose, years of crash diets, and simply, not caring so much, so not resorting back to earlier unhealthy methods of achieving a flawless body. I applaud her for saying that she’s just a singer, why so serious about her physical appearance? And even if she was a model, health and happiness comes first.

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