Taiwanese singer, entertainer and Voice of China 4 judge Harlem Yu landed himself in hospital with food poisoning after he couldn’t bear to throw away expired roast duck meat.
Voice of China contestants revealed that when Harlem was invited to be a special guest during Jeff Chang’s concert, roast duck was served backstage. After the show, Harlem discovered the food wasn’t finished, and packed it all home, where he put it away for days. Though the roast duck had expired, the thrifty singer thought little of it and consumed it all.
Not only was Harlem made the butt of jokes for his misadventure, netizens also praised him for his simple ways despite his star status: “I never knew Harlem lived this way.”
Voice of China contestants also said Harlem’s lean build belies his big appetite. They described how the judge would eat during every recording break. Even his good friend Taiwanese singer Richie Ren has joked about Harlem being “a food incinerator,” and said that Harlem has a sweet tooth and that snacks in his vicinity don’t stand a chance.