Taiwanese singer Angela Chang shared details about her life that were previously unknown to the public, even revealing that her mother embezzled her millions of dollars in savings.
Chang, 40, opened up about her relationship with her family during her April 15 appearance on the Chinese variety show “Ace vs. Ace.”
During her interview, the Taiwanese singer recalled being diagnosed in 2008 with the heart condition mitral valve prolapse. She said that her mother refused to help her financially.
“I suffered some health issues later, especially with my heart. My mum said they had no money when I asked for help to pay for the treatment,” Chang said, adding that this was impossible since her mother handled all of her finances.
Chang also said she felt “betrayed” after discovering that all of her property was secretly transferred to her mother’s name, leaving Chang with nothing. She was surprised after seeing her house in Taipei being sealed up for seizure.
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The pop singer, who migrated to Canada when she was 12 and returned to Taiwan at 19 to focus on her singing career, recalled the very public fallout she had with her family.
Her mother Jiang Rouyi, her father Zhang Zhihong, and her uncle Jiang Lile, spoke out against their famous relative during a magazine interview in 2009. Her family claimed she was an “unfilial daughter” for abandoning her parents and refusing to help them financially.
However, Chang countered their claims during a press conference, saying that her mother took off with her hard-earned savings amounting to NT$100 million (approximately $3.41 million).
Feeling betrayed by her family, Chang said she was grateful for her younger sister, who traveled to Taiwan from overseas to help her. Without her sister’s help, Chang said she would have been homeless.
Chang’s career plummeted following the accusations from her family, but she made a comeback in 2018 after joining the popular Chinese reality show “Singer,” where she was beaten by English singer Jessie J during the elimination round.
Chang is also known for starring in various TV dramas such as “My MVP Valentine (2002)” and “At Dolphin Bay (2003).” She released her debut studio album “Over The Rainbow” in 2004.