Local actor Ryan Lian has opened up about his struggles with his mental health and emotional wellbeing, revealing that they led to him withdrawing from the Mediacorp drama When Duty Calls 2.
In March, just two weeks before the shoot was scheduled to start, he pulled out from the second season of the military-themed series, which ends its 20-episode run on Friday.
The 37-year-old, best known for his role as Ah Long in Jack Neo movies like Long Long Time Ago and its sequel (2016) and Ah Boys To Men 4 (2017), spoke to Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao about his struggles at that time.
“I was unable to sleep at night and my online business was not doing well. It subsequently became impossible to continue with the business and I felt emotionally unstable,” he said, added he had suffered from insomnia for a long time.