Wang Leehom Has Been Under Self-Quarantine For Two Months After Getting A Fever Following Two Concerts In Wuhan Last December
If anyone’s been wondering where Mandopop heartthrob Wang Leehom has been lately, well, they finally have their answer.
On Thursday (Mar 19), the 43-year-old singer updated his socials with a video where he revealed that he has been under self-quarantine for the past two months. Aside from the long duration of his quarantine, his actions were not exactly an unusual given the current circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic, But a Taiwanese paper has managed to unearth more details from Leehom about his decision.
According to the report, Leehom held two concerts in Wuhan, China (where the outbreak is believed to have originated from) on December 29 and 30 last year, and had spent time shaking hands and taking pictures with fans backstage after each show.
He recalled coming down with a 39°C fever on January 10, but he didn’t think too much about it and soldiered on with another concert in Kunming the next day despite feeling unwell and still nursing a 38.5°C fever. As the coronavirus was still a relatively new thing back then, nobody suspected it might have anything to do with his condition.
After sweating it out on stage for over three hours, the fever gradually subsided, and Leehom started to recover on the 12th. However, with more and more COVID-19 cases popping up around the world, he chose to do the responsible thing and quarantine himself at home in Taiwan despite no longer displaying any symptoms himself.
His decision led him to quit his role as a judge on the latest season of Chinese singing reality competition The Treasured Voice, 'cos hey, better safe than sorry, right?
Leehom then fondly recalled the iconic 2003 song he and a few others wrote to encourage those battling SARS, called ‘Hand in Hand’. “To this day, that is still the most meaningful song in my entire career,” he mused. “It made me realise that music can truly be food for the soul.”
While he may not have written any new tunes for COVID-19, Leehom has still done his part by reminding his followers to continue washing their hands and practise social distancing while going through this tough time together.
“After this is all over, we will definitely meet again,” he promised.