After Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯) bashed TVB’s work ethics due to her poor filming experience during Beauty At War <金枝慾孽貳>, she subsequently took a break to treat her mood disorder.
Although she slowly recovered from the illness, Sheren relapsed into depression depression recently due a rough breakup with her boyfriend, a Christian man 10 years her junior.
The 48-year-old actress previously maintained a fit physique that was comparable to younger actresses, reports Jayne Stars.
However, in the last six months, Sheren gained 30 pounds. Spotted shopping earlier, Sheren had thinning hair and a receding hairline when she took off her baseball cap.
Sheren experienced very little success in her prior relationships. Her latest relationship was with a Christian man that lasted for six months. Hurt and unable to handle the breakup, Sheren was spotted shopping for self-help books on depression.
Sensitive about her mental health condition, Sheren vehemently denied she suffered from depression and retracted her previous statement about having mood disorders, “I didn’t say I had depression! You can’t believe the reports!”
After calming down, Sheren then added, “Actually, one out of four people have this type of illness. I tell people my shocking stories because people in Hong Kong have too many problems, but they are too scared to face them.”
Sheren added that she is willing to share her problems publicly because she wants to help others with similar issues.
Asked if she was staying home to take care of her illness, Sheren replied, “I have to love myself more because I’m faced with immense pressure. I’ve been working for 20 years and [the stress] has accumulated – life is not all about working hard. Right now, I’m resting at home. Everyone in Hong Kong uses their health in exchange for work and money.”