Hong Kong singer Andy Hui said it was "very disgusting" after being caught cheating his superstar wife, Sammi Cheng, known for pop classics as worth it (1996).
Hui confessed to a press conference held at a Hong Kong hotel on Tuesday night (April 16), admitting a flirtation with TVB's 30-year-old actress and former Miss Hong Kong runner-up Jacqueline Wong. He also said he will put his work activities on hold until he finds his "real and right" self.
He was caught in the camera holding hands and kissing in the back seat of a cab with Wong. Known for hits like Who can I love? (2002), he is married to Cheng, 46, since 2014. The two have no children. Wong and his TVB colleague Kenneth Ma, 45, have been dating since 2017.
The clip was uploaded by Hong Kong Apple Daily News in the afternoon of Tuesday.
Hours later, Hui, 51, appeared in a tearful seven-minute session. He kept his head down and swallowed a sob before apologizing to his five-year-old wife, saying, "Sorry, Sammi."
He started the press conference with a deep bow and said, "I want to apologize to my family, Sammi's family, friends and people who love me. Because I've done what I can not make up for, something that will not be forgiven.
Through crying crises, Hui explained, "I drank a lot that night, but I feel that being drunk is definitely not an excuse to do something so wrong. I'm very sorry, I find it difficult to face and accept myself.
"After I saw the report, I was very embarrassed, very wrong, very bad, very disgusting and very unfamiliar. I reflected on why I could not control my lust.
In the 16-minute video that leaked, Hui and Wong initially split a taxi with another man, who came down first. Before the man gets out of the cab, Hui can be heard by assuring the man that he and Wong will go home separately.
After the man leaves, however, Hui and Wong provide only a spot for the driver and begin to shake hands. At one point, Wong leans over to kiss Hui and his hand rests on her thigh.
According to Hong Kong media, they later left the taxi together.
While Hui did not comment on his wife's reaction or marital status, he said, "I hope that in the future, everyone I've hurt, everyone I've suffered, can be okay."
As his speech drew to a close, he said, "I have no soul. I'm a broken man. I hope everyone can give me time to meet. "
He bowed again and left, ignoring all the questions from reporters.
After the bombshell news surfers flooded the Hui Instagram page to express their anger and disappointment, with many urging him to leave the entertainment industry.
He posted a similar apology at about 7 pm on his Instagram with a picture of a black background.
Wong has disabled comments on his Instagram page, which has more than 600,000 followers.
Instagram's latest post on a supplement for eye treatment has received more than 3,300 comments – most posted on Tuesday – urging her to stay strong, with some encouraging her to leave Hui.
Hui and Cheng have had a dramatic love affair for almost 30 years.
Cheng, also known for his acting in films such as Love on a diet (2001), began dating Hui in 1991 after they recorded the duet In fact, you have me in your heart..
The two separated in 2004, but after seven separate years, the couple reconciled in 2011 and finally married in 2014, after which Hui proposed in 2013.
Their relationship was described by comedian Dayo Wong as "the last fairy tale of Hong Kong." – Straits Times News Network / Asia