Liu Kai Chi Battles Stomach CancerGrace
Award-winning Hong Kong actor Liu Kai Chi (廖啟智) is diagnosed with stomach cancer and is taking time off to recover and treat his illness. Currently hospitalized after receiving an emergency procedure, the 66-year-old is resting and remains positive that he will make a recovery.
His wife, Barbara Chan (陳敏兒), revealed that Liu Kai Chi was diagnosed last December. Since he did not have any work at the time, he went jogging every day but felt bloated during meals. A physical checkup revealed that he has stomach cancer. Asked about her husband’s condition, Chan Man Yee said that Liu Kai Chi is a very cooperative patient and has been eating all of his meals at the hospital.
The actor’s manager also came forth and thanked the public’s concern, “Liu Kai Chi has always loved his work and received immense support from everyone. However, with his current health conditions, he has decided to step back from work and will not be accepting anymore acting jobs. He is currently undergoing treatment, and has the company of his loving family to help care for him–everyone can rest assured. Liu Kai Chi has always been a low-key person, and is not someone who is very public about his personal affairs. We hope everyone will give him the respect and space, and allow him to quietly heal and recuperate. This will allow for his family to concentrate on taking care of him as well. Once again, thank you for everyone’s concern.”