Andy Lau (劉德華) was recently forced to cancel a bunch of “My Love World Tour” concerts due to the coronavirus outbreak.
As a result, Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily reported that Heavenly King had to suffer around RM26.5 million of loses that include venue rental, concert production and refund of tickets.
After having to call off shows at the Hongkong Coliseum, Andy was again, forced to cancel 12 of his upcoming February gigs at the same venue. The concert organisers released a statement explaining that this was “to prevent the spread of the virus in such a crowded location” while also protecting the health and safety of concert-goers as well as performers.
The 58-year-old superstar had reportedly fork out HK$10 million (RM5.3 million) from his pocket to fund his now-scrapped Coliseum replacement shows. Andy was also expected to perform in Shanghai in March, Guangzhou in April, and Beijing in May. All those concert dates had sold out.
Many other concerts and K-pop events around Asia have also been postponed or cancelled in light of the severity of coronavirus. According to industry insiders, all concerts in the first half of the year will likely be affected by the current situation.
Sources: MMO, Today Online.