Screen goddess Rosamund Kwan retired from showbiz in 2007 due to brain tumour

6 September 2014 / 2 years 1 month ago

Rosamund Kwan was one of Hong Kong’s most prominent and popular film actresses in the 1990s, reported Jaynestars.

It was a shock when she announced her retirement from acting in 2007, choosing to instead focus on her investment businesses.

Rosamund did not explain why she wanted to retire at the time, insisting that she wanted to keep her reasons a secret.

However, it was recently reported that Rosamund had retired due to health concerns.

In 1994, Rosamund discovered that she had a small tumor in the pituitary gland of her brain.

Although it was the benign type and not life-threatening, it was alarming enough for her to draft a will at 32 years old.

The pituitary tumor affected her hormonal balance and Rosamund suffered severe chronic migraines as a result.

She did not undergo surgery for her tumor, but she has been consistently taking medication to control it.

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Rosamund’s health condition was not made known until recently, when she was discovered introducing a doctor her her close friend who is also suffering from a pituitary tumor.

After her condition was exposed, Rosamund immediately clarified that she is in a stable condition and is living happily and healthily without much problems.

She asserted that she does not like calling it a tumor, preferring to call it a “little pea”.

She said, “When I was in my late twenties, I discovered I had a little pea growing around the pituitary gland of my brain. It caused hormonal imbalance. I’ve been taking medication for the past few years, and there aren’t any big problems. My body is well. At my age now, I am actually more concerned about how to maintain good skin.”

Rosamund’s tumor has not turned cancerous over the years.

However, her hormonal imbalance and chronic migraines are still a problem.

The 51-year-old sees her doctor twice a year. On August 29, she was spotted visiting her doctor while accompanied by her boyfriend, Taiwanese businessman Chen Tai Ming.

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