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Friends of famous Taiwan musician Liu Tianjian organised a memorial concert to honour him after his passing in March this year, and Lee Hom flew in from United States to specially attend the event with his pregnant wife Lee Jinglei.
As it is the couple’s first public appearance together after confirming pregnancy rumours, reporters quizzed Jinglei, who wore black wide-legged trousers to hide her baby bump, about her morning sickness, but received no replies from her.
Tears were shed at the memorial when Lee Hom performed ‘The Last Song’, which reminded the audience of the late songwriter and producer.
Lee Hom also shared an anecdote of him, saying, “When I first knew him 20 years ago, he knew that my Chinese wasn’t good, so he talked to me in English instead. He always greeted me with ‘Hey man’, even though his English was not good.”
The 39-year-old also went to describe Tianjian as a “root” in his life and an important bassist who has helped him tremendously. “I really am very lucky, because of him, I was able to meet everyone in the Taiwan music industry and get so many opportunities, thanks man, thank you everyone,” he said.
Selina from S.H.E also made an appearance at the memorial concert to pay her respects and revealed he had helped Ella “develop an alternative way of using her vocal chords”.
Fellow bandmates, Hebe and Ella could not make it due to work commitments.