On Thursday (19/03), Mandopop veteran Wang Leehom revealed in a video on Chinese microblogging website Weibo that he has been self-quarantining for two months after coming down with a fever following his concerts in Wuhan last December.
According to Chinese press, the singer had been in Wuhan for two shows on 29 and 30 December, and had made contact with many friends backstage. On 10 January, he caught a 39-degree fever, right before his Kunming show the next day, which he pushed through despite his condition. Wang expressed that there was no extensive news coverage of the coronavirus outbreak then, but he wonders now if he may have contracted the virus after all.
Although his fever was gradually subsiding, he headed back to Taipei after his concert as a precaution and has been self-quarantining ever since. In his video, Wang updates his fans, and sends encouragement to everyone under stay-home notice.
"We must be doing the same routine right now: staying at home, reading more books, watching more movies, spending time with family, exercising, playing piano or listening to music (...) When this pandemic is over, let's start afresh," he says. "I really want to see everyone again, but at such a time, I can only communicate with all of you through this video."
He uploaded the same video to Instagram, writing: "Keep washing those hands, and we will “hand in hand” get through these tough times." He also took the chance to wish some of his fan clubs happy birthday, thanking them for their "love and always believing in [him]".
在台北居家隔離兩個多月了😂請大家繼續保持社交距離，多多洗手，才能手牽手一起度過！ 期待陪你一起看明天的彩虹🌈 最近是 OurHome越南，澳洲 和新西蘭的生日！也是泰國歌迷會的生日！🙏 謝謝你們對我的支持和信任，等疫情過了，我們一定很快就會見面❤️ Basically been self-quarantining for two months already. Sending love and encouragement to all who are just starting. Keep washing those hands, and we will “hand in hand” get through these tough times. Wishing OurHome Vietnam, OurHome Australia and New Zealand, and also the Thailand fan club a very Happy Birthday! Thank you for your love and always believing in me！As soon as this crazy outbreak is over, we’ll be together again. ❤️