Pop singer Selina Jen (任家萱), who has been recovering from severe burns sustained as a result of an explosion in October last year, yesterday announced in a microblog that she plans to get married on Oct. 31.
The S.H.E. band member and lawyer Richard Chang (張嗣漢) had been scheduled to get married on April 4, but were forced to postpone their plans after Selina was badly hurt on Oct. 22 last year while filming a drama series in Shanghai.
“Finally, I’m getting married — the date will be my birthday, Oct. 31, this year,” she wrote in her blog.
The 29-year-old singer suffered burns over 54 percent of her body and spent more than 90 days in intensive care. She has also -undergone months of physiotherapy.
It was reported that Chang wanted to go ahead with the April 4 marriage to help encourage Selina during her recovery.
Her father, Jen Ming-ting (任明廷), was quoted in January as saying he had told the 38-year-old lawyer that he would understand if Chang wanted to call off the engagement because “Selina is not who she used to be,” but Chang refused.
In her blog post, Selina said she has still not fully recovered from her injuries.
“I’m a little bit nervous because I can’t walk around very comfortably yet,” she said.
“Sometimes my legs get -swollen if I stand for too long. The scars get itchy and tight too,” she added.
However, Selina said she had been looking forward to getting married and having a wedding since she was a little girl and was optimistic that her she would make a full recover.
“I hope all this will be much better in two months,” she said.
Toward the end of the post, Selina embedded a song she said she had adapted to cheer herself up and prepare for her coming nuptials.
“I will keep working hard on my rehabilitation. I will be a happy October bride,” she sang.
Selina and Chang will have two wedding banquets — one at the Taipei Sheraton Hotel, with 88 tables, and the other in Chang’s hometown in Changhua County.
Selina became a household name in the Chinese community worldwide in 2001 when S.H.E. shot to fame with their first album, Girls Dorm, which sold more than 750,000 copies in Asia.