Chilam Cheung (張智霖) was forced to cut short his appearance at a promotional event after his massive fan base resorted to dangerous tactics to get a glimpse of their popular idol.
Chilam gained many new fans after his stint on Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄2> as charming playboy Captain Cool.
He even achieved a social media milestone on today, having gathered over 5 million followers on his Weibo account.
To celebrate, Chilam rewarded his fans with a candid photo and thanked them for their support, saying that he will return the love by working even harder.
Recently, Chilam made a scheduled appearance at a mall event in Chengdu, China.
Thousands of fans rushed over to meet their idol, filling up the entire venue.
Many of them arrived hours ahead to reserve the best spots, and were ready with posters and light boards to show their support.
To ensure safety, dozens of security guards accompanied Chilam as he made his way towards the stage.
Fans immediately surrounded him and kept him in place, their arms raised to snap photos and many reached out to shake his hands.
Some even risked their own safety, climbing onto the tall stage setup to get a better look. Despite the dangerous situation, Chilam remained calm and maintained a smile on his face as he greeted everyone. Due to the size of the crowd and other safety concerns, organizers unfortunately decided to halt the event. They later provided security escort to accompany Chilam to the airport.
Unwilling to give up, many fans hired cars and followed behind. Always friendly and appreciative, Chilam complied with all fan requests while waiting for his flight and patiently took photos with everyone. Afterwards, airport security helped divert the crowd and escorted him safely to the gate.
Chilam later posted a message on Weibo, noting his disappointment with the canceled event. “Fans in Chengdu, you are very, very, very, enthusiastic and supportive! I was also very excited to be able to meet all of you today. I know that many of you waited for a long time to see me but the raffle segment was cut short due to safety concerns.
It cannot be helped, though it was a little disappointing. Hopefully I will soon have another chance to go to Chengdu to meet everyone. Next time I hope I will be able to sing for all of you! Thank you!”