This is such downer news, I hate it when people get hurt on the job and for stars it’s especially disheartening for their career and fans. TW-actor Baron Chen has been on a popularity tear recently thanks to the resounding success of SETTV drama Bromance, landing him on two big projects over in China afterwards. He’s been filming fantasy period C-drama Ancient Love Song adapted from the Tong Hua novel Once Promised, as well as Chinese celebrity variety show Extraordinary Partner (非凡搭檔).
Unfortunately the variety show which is like a celebrity Amazing Race took a toll on Baron and he painfully tore a ligament during filming last week. It’s serious enough that he’s bowed out of both the show and his drama, flying back in Taiwan to prepare for surgery which will then require multiple months of recovery. Baron’s entertainment activities are now all halted, and his scenes for Ancient Love Song were half completed but will now be scrapped as his role will be take over by another actor. It’s such a shame because I was stoked about his return to period fare but what’s most important is a speedy and full recovery for Baron.