26 May – Actress Erica Choi finally addressed the mystery of her disappearance from showbiz back in 2002, blaming 'black magic' for her hiatus.
According to HK Channel, the ATV star who went missing in action slightly after returning to Hong Kong from a promotional tour in Thailand 12 years ago, had revealed in an interview that a crazy incident had happened to her the year she had disappeared from the entertainment industry.
"Something crazy did happen that year," said the actress. "I was in Thailand for some promotion when I met a Thai-Chinese guy who wanted to be with me."
"Not long after I rejected him, I felt a change in me. I felt like someone cursed me with 'black magic'. I lost control of my emotions. I was depressed and felt like dying," said the actress.
"I even attempted to commit suicide several times," Erica admitted, and revealed that she tried swallowing pills and slitting her wrists with a knife but failed on both attempts. She was later sent to the hospital to recover, before returning to her family home where she was taken care of.
Erica also thanked her sister for her support, saying, "My elder sister was there to support me, emotionally and financially in my darkest hours. She was in a lot of pain because of me."
When asked why she decided to reveal her condition to the public after 12 years, the 42-year-old said that she wanted to share the experience and encourage others to work through their issues.