Ken recalled that in the second half of 2019, he was travelling around China putting on performances. Then, one day, he started suffering from a high fever and sore throat after doing a show in Huizhou.
“It felt different from a typical cold,” he said. “This time, it was really painful and there was a bitter taste at the back of my mouth.”
However, he thought his condition wasn’t serious enough to warrant medical treatment and decided to just take medicine to combat the symptoms as he had another show to prepare for the next day.