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Alan Tam’s Godson, Singer Kelvin Kwan, Seen Performing At Food Court In China 12 Years After Drug Scandal

The 38-year-old sang Beyond's rock classic ‘Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies'.

Alan Tam’s Godson, Singer Kelvin Kwan, Seen Performing At Food Court In China 12 Years After Drug Scandal

The 38-year-old sang Beyond's rock classic ‘Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies'.

Images of Alan Tam’s godson, Hongkong singer Kelvin Kwan, performing at a food court in Hainan, China have renewed in interest in the disgraced star.

A now-viral video shows Kelvin, 38, dressed in a T-shirt and shorts and walking around a food court singing Beyond’s classic song ‘Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies'. The crowd was visibly impressed by his rendition and applauded riotously after his performance.

Now netizens are lamenting how the once-rising star has become “nothing but a street performer”, attributing his fall from grace to a mistake he made that caused his promising career to disappear overnight .

The mistake they're referring to is his 2009 drug scandal.

1 of 2 Kelvin (in the black tee) during his performance

In March 2009, Kelvin and his then-girlfriend singer Jill Vidal, both of whom were ironically the faces of Hongkong's 'Say No To Drugs' campaign at that time, were arrested in Tokyo for possession of marijuana.

The then-26-year-old returned to Hongkong the same month, where he held a press conference to apologise for his mistakes. However, the press conference was badly received by members of the public — he was criticised for being insincere and evasive.

His reputation never recovered from the scandal and his promising career came to a screeching halt.

More than a decade later, Kelvin is still active in showbiz but is now more of an actor — he was last seen in TVB drama AI Romantic. However, news of him singing at the food court has renewed interest in him again, with some netizens saying that he deserves a second chance at stardom.

“I think it’s impressive how he hasn’t given up on his passion for singing. He could have felt that such a job was beneath him, but he still did it anyway. What matters is that he still has a good voice. Perhaps someone will give him a second chance, wrote one netizen.

  • 2 of 2 Alan was instrumental in Kelvin's early singing success

    Kelvin is the son of famed Hongkong record producer William Kwan and the godson of Cantopop icon Alan Tam, who took him under his wing when Kelvin first became a singer in 2005.

    His relationship with Alan opened a lot of doors for him and raised his profile significantly when he was a newbie. Their duet 'Big Crybaby' was, in fact, one of 2006's biggest hits.

    Photos: PBE Media

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