The Melodies of Resilience: Fish Leong’s Journey Amidst On-Stage Challenges and Personal Battles
A Performance to Remember
Renowned singer Fish Leong recently faced a challenging performance in Harbin, China, where her rendition of the classic song “Swallowtail” was marred by frequent voice cracks due to her ill health. This incident sparked a flurry of discussion, leading Leong to express regret and a desire to “jump into the river”.
Despite the initial setback, Leong’s commitment to her craft never wavered. The Malaysian singer, known for her soothing voice and emotional, expressive vocals, committed herself to improving her health and honing her performance for her fans.
Support from Fellow Artists
In response to the incident, Ashin, the songwriter of “Swallowtail” and member of the popular band Mayday, voiced his support for Leong. He reposted news related to Leong’s performance, expressing his admiration for her determination. He noted that despite her unhealed voice, she strived to perform to the best of her ability.
Ashin pointed out that by the time Leong reached the Dalian station of her tour, her condition had almost returned to normal, and “Swallowtail” had once again broken out of its cocoon. He encouraged the public to offer more encouragement to Leong, reminding everyone that over the years, they have drawn a lot of courage from Leong, and now it was their turn to be her courage.
Humor Amidst the Challenges
In response to Ashin’s supportive message, Leong humorously thanked him, stating that his songs were indeed challenging to perform. She promised that the next time she needed to perform as the main vocalist, she would definitely activate the “Swallowtail” button, break out of the cocoon, and continue singing for him.
Personal Battles Amidst the Pandemic
While Leong found success in her professional life, she encountered a different kind of struggle in her personal life. She opened up about her battle with depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown had significantly impacted her mental health, leading to a difficult period in her life.
Leong, who has not returned to Malaysia for two years due to the pandemic, lives with her seven-year-old son Anderson. The cancellation of concerts and promotional events, along with her son’s inability to attend school, added to her distress. Despite her struggles, Leong found solace in small daily routines and self-care activities, helping her navigate through her mental health struggles.
A Tearful On-Stage Homecoming
Leong’s emotional journey was further showcased during her homecoming concerts at the Taipei Arena, where she broke into tears on stage. After performing her hit song “Unfortunately Not You,” Leong squatted on stage, weeping before slowly standing up to thank her fans and friends. The emotional performance was a testament to her personal battles and resilience.
In conclusion, Fish Leong’s recent experiences serve as a reminder of the human side of celebrities. Despite facing professional setbacks and personal struggles, she continues to persevere, promising to do better and taking steps to take care of her mental health. Her journey is a testament to her resilience and determination, making her an inspirational figure for many.
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