Since her debut in 2004, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) has been one of TVB’s favorite fadans. During her busiest year, Linda filmed six series back-to-back. Due to the heavy workload and lack of rest, Linda’s health has declined in recent years.
While filming All That Is Bitter Is Sweet <大藥坊>, Linda’s health finally broke down and she fainted on the set, reports Jayne Stars.
Linda had trouble after exerting too much energy and raising her voice, which caused her to become light-headed.
“All That is Bitter is Sweet was a challenge for me because I rarely film period dramas. This is my first time playing a pharmacist. Since there are a lot of medical terms recite, the script is even harder than those of historical dramas. I spent three to four times more effort for this role and I felt really tired.
“During filming, I had to also fly to Korea to film A Time of Love <愛情來的時候>. Perhaps due to the cold weather, I became sick with a fever, stuffy nose and coughing. I didn’t have time to treat it and I’ve been sick since then.
"Continuing to film All That is Bitter is Sweet, my eyesight became blurry and the condition lasted for two to three weeks. At first, I thought it was my vision getting worse, but then I fainted in the studio one day. I knew that my eyes were the final warning for my worsening health,” Linda recalled.
Fortunately for Linda, she had a lot of support and care when her health was at her lowest point. Colleagues Shirley Yeung (楊思琦) and Raymond Wong (黃浩然) looked after her. Du Yan Ge (杜燕歌), who portrays Linda’s onscreen father, often brought her nutritious snacks.
Worried about their daughter’s deteriorating health, Linda’s parents also repeatedly told her to take a break to rest more as her body is not a machine.