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JJ Lin said to have lost millions from missed opportunities, agency says not true

The singer was rumoured to have missed the chance to participate in two reality TV shows in China due to scheduling and visa issues – thus losing out on US$8.9 million.

JJ Lin’s agency has refuted claims that the Singaporean singer lost out on some big money because he missed out on participating in two reality show jobs in China due to scheduling and visa issues caused by the pandemic.

Taiwanese media estimated that the Mandopop star could have lost at least NT$250 million (US$8.9 million) in potential income, but this was denied by a rep from Lin's agency.

Lin’s agency told entertainment portal that it was just speculation from the media.

The 40-year-old star was rumoured to be a mentor on the new season of Sing! China, but that’s not likely to happen as he’s currently in Taiwan preparing for his upcoming virtual concert, and filming for the singing competition starts this week in China.

He’s also said to have missed out on another reality show called Wonderful Time.

Lin’s agency did say, however, that an earlier quote in the media attributed to the singer’s manager was correct, which is that Lin is focusing on his virtual concert taking place on Saturday (Jul 10) before moving on to other plans, including returning to Singapore to get vaccinated and to apply for work visas at the embassy.

Lin's Sanctuary Finale concert is a virtual spin-off show from his Sanctuary world tour in March 2018 that covered 43 countries in 66 shows, including four sold-out shows at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. It came to a halt due to the pandemic.

Source: CNA/sr