Ageing pretty boy Fei Xiang talks about plastic surgery

9 November 2012 / 3 years 11 months ago

Source: The Straits TimesIt is hard to be an ageing heartthrob, but Taiwanese-American performer Fei Xiang is not clinging desperately to his glory days by going under the knife.In a telephone interview with Life! from Shanghai, the 52-year-old bachelor says in American-accented English: "I am a first-hand witness to people ageing, and some are not ageing so gracefully. You can do one or two procedures, but the problem is, some people don't know when to stop."I look at it this way: You can either look your age or look weird. But looking young is not an option."Asked if he has had any help, such some nip andtuck or Botox injections, he says: "Well, a little bit of this and that. But to me, that's like putting on a nice suit."The 1.93m-tall Eurasian singer was one of the biggest pop idols in the 1980s, known for his hit albums such Wandering (1982) and his light-blue eyes.He will be in town next week (nov 13) to be a guest star in a one-night concert by singer Elaine Page, also known as the first lady of British musical theatre.Musicals and Fei go back more than 20 years, when he made the surprise move in 1990 to leave the Mandopop scene at the peak of his career for the bright lights of Broadway in New York. He started using his English name, Kris Phillips, and appeared in a couple of musicals, such as Miss Saigon (1991), but never did become a breakout success.He lived in The Big Apple for about seven years, before returning to China to revive his singing career there, performing in special events such as China Central Television's (CCTV) live telecast commemorating the Hong Kong handover and staging concerts of his old songs.

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