On screen, Kym Ng is known for her infectious energy and larger-than-life personality. But when the cameras stop rolling, that's when the true Kym comes out. The self-professed introvert famously treasures her privacy — questions about her age are off-limits during interviews and she hardly talks about her family and husband. She also keeps most of her struggles to herself, including her battle with hyperthyroidism back in 2000.

She opened up about her struggle with the illness on a recent episode of Quan Yifeng’s talk show Hear U Out, where she explained why she decided against publicising her condition despite criticism from the public, who thought that her ballooning figure was due to her age, or worse, laziness. 

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