Daniel Wu might be leaving showbiz forever: Here's why

5 July 2014 / 2 years 3 months ago

When Daniel Wu’s (吳彥祖) 77-year-old mother passed away from colon cancer in May, he announced temporarily leaving the entertainment industry to take care of family members in the United States.

However, Daniel may be taking the opportunity to permanently retire from the entertainment industry, reports Jayne Stars.

For the past half month, Daniel has been idle within the entertainment industry. In the middle of June, he exclaimed he would not accept any more film offers or attend any functions for the time being. As a result, he missed the promotional events for new film,Overheard 3 <竊聽風雲3>.

Tabloids soon learned it was because of his mother’s passing from colon cancer. Diagnosed with cancer since 2012, Daniel’s mother’s condition unfortunately became worse this year. After her death, Daniel had been busy making funeral arrangements.

Surprisingly, Daniel was spotted in Hong Kong last week in the waters by Sai Kung on a stand up paddle board. This is a relatively new water activity in Hong Kong, but originated in the 1960s in Hawaii.

Usually out with some friends, Daniel was seen alone this time. He paddled offshore and did not return until an hour later.

Reporters also noticed a bird tattoo on his right arm, which is believed to represent the love for his one-year-old daughter named Raven.

After marrying model Lisa S., Daniel once mentioned in an interview that he may retire from the entertainment industry sooner or later.

He expressed, “I might step away one day, since there aren’t any films that I must accept. Even if I continue in the industry, I don’t want to disrupt the lifestyle I should be living.”

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