Taiwanese Pop Star Injured In Car Crash
Taiwanese pop diva Chang Hui-mei, also known as A-mei, suffered whiplash in an automobile accident after a weekend concert in central China, according to her record label. Chang was going to her hotelTaiwanese pop diva Chang Hui-mei, also known as A-mei, suffered whiplash in an automobile accident after a weekend concert in central China, according to her record label. Chang was going to her hotel in the city of Wuhan on Sunday when her vehicle bumped into the back an escort car and was then hit from behind by another car, Warner Music said.
The singer was treated at a hospital emergency room, and returned to the hotel wearing a neck brace. Chang may return to Taiwan today (Sept. 10), the semiofficial Central News Agency quoted her agent as saying.
She had kicked off a world tour with a concert in Shanghai on Aug. 3, two years after China banned her performances for singing at the inauguration ceremony of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian. Chinese leaders distrust Chen because they believe he opposes Beijing's goal of China-Taiwan unification. The two sides split amid civil war 53 years ago. Without explanation, China later lifted the ban on A-mei concerts.
Warner Music said it's unlikely that she'll miss her next concert on Oct. 5 in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing. Her tour includes shows in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and the U.S.
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