A story claiming singer Li Yuchun (李宇春) died after a failed plastic surgery is fake.
The rumor started on China’s microblogging platforms on Monday and swiftly spread through cyberspace.
The 2005 Super Girl (超级女声) champion’s father was very angry, saying, “My daughter is super well and sound. She has never had plastic surgery!”
Yuchun, aka Chris Lee, was in Beijing attending a film festival on Monday.
The father asked Yuchun’s management company to find out who started the terrible rumor.
The fabricated news is believed to be an adaptation of the sad original story about Wang Bei (王贝), Chris’ fellow contestant in the 2005 singing competition, who tragically died while undergoing plastic surgery in 2010.