Chong Wei’s Home, Seeks Privacy

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Badminton ace Lee Chong Wei has arrived home from Taiwan after spending two months there getting treatment for nose cancer.

Azneal Ishak

The 35-year-old’s charter flight on a 2011 Gulfstream Aerospace GV-SP jet landed at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport, Subang, at 9.15pm on Sunday (Oct 7).

Chong Wei and his entourage were picked up by a Range Rover and three Alphard Vellfire SUVs.

As anticipated, he avoided speaking to the media who had been waiting for him at the SkyPark Subang Terminal entrance meant for private jet passengers.

“I intend to take a few days of rest before meeting the press later,” he had reportedly said.

Chong Wei also called on all parties to respect his private space at the moment.

He will need at least another month to recover.

The national shuttler had been cleared by his medical team to fly home after spending two months in Taiwan to undergo treatment for his early-stage cancer.

He first shocked the nation when he was absent from training for two weeks, only for BAM to reveal later that he had been diagnosed with a “respiratory-related disease”.

Social media was buzzing with news that Chong Wei had something more serious. But it wasn’t until recently that it was confirmed as “early-stage nose cancer”.

Chong Wei later pulled out from the World Championships in Nanjing and the Asian Games which took place in August, after he suspected something was amiss following a semi-final exit at the Indonesian Open in Jakarta.

Bernama

Prior to the Indonesian Open, he was in smashing form when he upstaged hotshot Kento Momota of Japan en route to winning his 12th Malaysian Open title.


Earlier reports:

Oct 6, Chong Wei Coming Home Tomorrow

Oct 5, BAM Chief Dismisses Reports of Chong Wei Returning Home This Sunday

Jul 30, Chong Wei in Taiwan for Treatment of Career-Threatening Illness